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    120mm Spacing on Cross Fork?

    hey all,

    I'm attempting to find a 120mm cross fork in order to run a Surly 120mm rear fix/fix hub up front. Why, you ask? Well, I want to have a few more options for the long distance rides.

    I found this Nashbar cross fork a while back. Anybody know its spacing? No info on the site....

    Other options? Thanks!

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    forks are spaced at 100mm as are all front hubs that I know of. You could cold set a cromoly fork to 120mm.

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    You could get one custom made...

    ...or you can run gears

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    I wonder what fork spacing a surly pugsly uses
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    Quote Originally Posted by Re-Cycle View Post
    I wonder what fork spacing a surly pugsly uses
    135mm, with the hub having a 17.5mm offset to match the rear hub-
    Last edited by well biked; 08-27-07 at 09:27 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Weatherby View Post
    hey all,

    I'm attempting to find a 120mm cross fork in order to run a Surly 120mm rear fix/fix hub up front. Why, you ask? Well, I want to have a few more options for the long distance rides.

    I found this Nashbar cross fork a while back. Anybody know its spacing? No info on the site....

    Other options? Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by p4nh4ndle View Post
    forks are spaced at 100mm as are all front hubs that I know of. You could cold set a cromoly fork to 120mm.
    On top of the spacing issue you would also need a front drop-out that accepts a 10mm axle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by p4nh4ndle View Post
    You could cold set a cromoly fork to 120mm.
    i dont know if i would do that. if the fork breaks, you lose control big time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitropowered View Post
    i dont know if i would do that. if the fork breaks, you lose control big time.
    But the fork won't break, if it's ferrous. You can also re-rake forks to alter the handling.

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    I vote cold set the fork. its only 5mm on each side.

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    All this talk of respacing the fork is a moot point. A rear 10mm axle will not fit a front 8mm dropout.
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