Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Madison, WI
    Posts
    2,209
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    fuddling with forks

    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?
    Last edited by skanking biker; 12-26-07 at 01:20 PM.

  2. #2
    Senior Member Sci-Fi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    1,250
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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:
    http://www.parktool.com/repair/readhowto.asp?id=115

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Madison, WI
    Posts
    2,209
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Is there a height past which spacers are not recommended?

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    5,432
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.
    Il faut de l'audace, encore de l'audace, toujours de l'audace

    1980 3Rensho-- 1975 Raleigh Sprite 3spd
    1990s Raleigh M20 MTB--2007 Windsor Hour (track)
    1988 Ducati 750 F1

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •