Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - forks with less rake?
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08-15-08, 12:34 PM
I was wondering if anyone knew of any forks that have a little less rake than the Soma or Surly lugged forks. They have a 38mm rake, but I was trying to find something a little less for messing around with bar spins. As for now my tire barley hits so I'm thinking I need something just a little straighter. Any ideas? Thanks, oh and its for a 1" threadless setup.
08-15-08, 04:58 PM
hey, a while back i was looking into this same thing. Your best bet is to just get a 650c or preferable a 26" with a 1 inch or 1.5 inch urban tire. A 26" with one of those specialized 1" tires is actually smaller than a 650c with a 23c tire. So i would do that, plus it will be waaaay stronger than a 650c, and youll have better/cheaper tire options.
But, i would still talk to gene over at spicer, he'll make you a fork for around 120$ (a lil more than a surly) and he might be able to accomadate your rake request. Also some other things that help with clearance, are 165mm cranks.
Something about the surly that you might not think of at first glance is that it accepts 38mm tires which means that the fork is longer, and thus is able to give you more clearance even though its only 38mm rake.
bottom line, dont mess around with 700c's if you wanna b-spin, cus even if you can find that one tiny spot that lets it go around it wont give you enough clearance to do anything that is actually worth the effort.
08-15-08, 05:12 PM
or buy a heads-up.
This will work?
1) pull your lower headset cup out
2) press the heads-up in (with a headset press)
3) press the headset cup into the heads-up
BAM you has barspins.
(chit is top secret though, don't tell them dudes on the forums)
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