Bicycle Mechanics - fuddling with forks
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12-26-07, 01:38 PM
I managed to trash the orig fork on an old steel bike--1inch threaded fork w/ a steerer tube length of 193mm. Is it possible to replace it with a fork that has a steerer tube length of 216mm? Thats about an inch difference. Is that something I could use spacers to correct?
That's a lot of spacers. Might be easier/faster to go to your LBS and have the cut it to size (scroll down to threaded forks) or if you know somebody that has a 12-14" Metal Cutting/Cut-Off Saw:
12-26-07, 02:40 PM
Is there a height past which spacers are not recommended?
12-26-07, 04:36 PM
If you trashed a steel fork to the point where its unusable, you hit something really hard. I would check the frame for kinks or bulges on the top and down tubes near the head-tube.
As far as the legnth goes, the best fix is to cut the steerer tube to the right size, and depending on how much of the steerer is threaded, you may have to cut some additional threads.
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