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Old December 29th, 2010, 6:31 PM   #1
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Default early 1990s Wicked rake/length

Heya!

Hurtling toward my snowy home is an early 90s Wicked. My firdt one--I am stoked!
I am not sure exactly what year it is, but I assume by the spec '91ish. I have a couple questions for you guys:

Any date-by-decals experts?

The bike currently has some blown Manitou I's but I am going to get a rigid fork made by Tom Teesdale. I gathered on Mombat that the rake for the Wicked fork is 1.75", or 44.45mm, a hair shy of the standard 45mm. I am wondering about the a-c length. 390mm? 394mm, 395mm? Any help would be appreciated!

Another Q: would I be a fool for messing with the rake and bringing it down to 42, splitting the difference between the standard Wicked and the Yo's 38mm? A quicker Wicked, or a fool's errand?

One muddling Q: what color? I was initially thinking black, but red or white or...Pink!? might look pretty awesome with the silver....Hmm.....any thoughts?
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Old December 29th, 2010, 11:28 PM   #2
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One muddling Q: what color? I was initially thinking black, but red or white or...Pink!? might look pretty awesome with the silver....Hmm.....any thoughts?
I think Black would look pretty ligit.
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Old December 30th, 2010, 1:30 PM   #3
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Black is definitely the first option....

No one with a Wicked fork? Come on guys..... help a brother out!
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394mm and silver with a blue fade for me.
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Old January 2nd, 2011, 11:39 AM   #5
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Thanks man----

...and blue would look pretty awesome. I think I am sticking to single-color.
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Old January 11th, 2011, 11:59 AM   #6
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Another Q: would I be a fool for messing with the rake and bringing it down to 42, splitting the difference between the standard Wicked and the Yo's 38mm? A quicker Wicked, or a fool's errand?
Cutting down the rake will slow down the steering not speed it up. I put a 45mm Tange 395mm long on my wicked and the handling is spot on IMO. A Bridgestone Ritchey Logic fork is 40mm if you want a cheap way to experiment with less rake. http://yojimg.net/bike/web_tools/trailcalc.php

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Thanks for the correction. I ended up going with the stock 1.75" rake and a custom fork from Tom Teesdale in bright red. Should be done by the end of the month!
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