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    Senior Member rykoala's Avatar
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    135mm front fork?

    I know that Surly makes one for their huge winter bike, but I'd be interested in one for my old MTB. 1" threaded headset, canti brakes, old geometry etc. Does such a thing exist?

    Also why are front fork dropouts 100mm? It would seem like a person could just bend one of those out to 135mm if they tried hard enough but I don't really know for sure.

    Thanks for any insights on this. Its more of a curiosity thing than anything.

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    I think that'd be a no for everything. 35mm is a long way to bend a fork and all you could do is bend the blades out- the crown isn't going to expand.
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    Senior Member rykoala's Avatar
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    Its a unicrown fork, so it might.

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    id talk to a frame builder.

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    Sometimes knows stuff. rmfnla's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlatFender
    id talk to a frame builder.
    +1

    Forks are not hard to build but I'd hate to have one fail on me, and bending sounds like a good way to make that happen.
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    Not to mention spreading one 35mm might bring the tire too close to the crown so it either doesn't fit or the brakes don't line up.

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