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    you can go backwards?!
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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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    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.

    "the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


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    you can go backwards?!
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    Right on, I'll check it out.

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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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