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Old 08-26-07, 06:37 PM   #1
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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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Old 08-26-07, 07:21 PM   #2
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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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I wonder what fork spacing a surly pugsly uses
135mm, with the hub having a 17.5mm offset to match the rear hub-

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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!
Wouldn't it be easier to just:

A) Have a Surly Dingle (fixed) or White Double Freewheel
B) Carry a chainwhip & spanner or the appropriate freewheel removal tool?
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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.
On top of the spacing issue you would also need a front drop-out that accepts a 10mm axle.
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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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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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