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Old 06-12-2009, 09:49 PM
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Default Re: 2nd build, a few questions (fork especially)

Hey the extended tube does sound like a pretty good idea-

but I'm still thinking that the steer tube on the frame itself might not accommodate the larger (or smaller) races at the non standard end- I can't say for certain, but I think the frame tubes are actually different diameters- maybe the bearing would fit on the lower races- but I have doubts- at any rate- you'd need to have two halves of two different sized headsets-

and then how to join the tubes- braze or weld them, or drive bolts through, or both?

good luck- I just finally ordered the 1 inch suspension fork - it says it has 8 inch steer tube with 4 inches threaded- which will mean I'll have to hacksaw it down to six inches- which is done often in bikeshops-

I'll let you know how it goes.
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