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Old 10-05-06, 05:09 PM   #1
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Big front wheel.

So I got ahold of a local bike co-op place with rooms full of various bikes stacked upon each other, and I plan on scouring them for frames this coming week, but I'm liking more and more the idea of using an existing 26" fork I have and making a goofy big wheeled bike.
Obviously it'll alter the geometry, I'm planning on that.
I'm not, however, planning on the headtube breaking. Has anyone used a set-up simliar to this, and noticed any structural problems with the head tube junction? From what I've seen, bmx frames are pretty beefy, but alonger lever is, well, a longer lever.
Suggestions, as always, are welcome. (about bikes, of course.)
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Old 10-05-06, 06:00 PM   #2
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You might want to put this in Alt bike culture.

Also for a winter bike I have a old hyper with a small travel mtb fork and i've never ran into problems.
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Old 10-05-06, 06:51 PM   #3
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Right on, I'll check it out.
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Old 10-07-06, 11:18 AM   #4
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Moving from BMX to Alt. That will cut down on the flaming.
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i put a 26" fork on a 20" bmx frame. just find a fork with the same diameter as your headpiece. mine's not finished yet, but it seems pretty sturdy. ill post pics in a day or two when the bike is done.
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I've got an old 20" Western Flyer girls bike with a 27" fork and a 26" wheel on the front. It works just fine, and I made no other modifications to the bike, other than adding a front hand brake to compliment the rear coaster brake, and putting on a one-piece BMX crank with longer pedals and a bigger chainring.
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