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Old 12-23-08, 03:59 PM   #1
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Pyramid 27" Chrome Fork

These forks are sold by a variety of online resellers. Niagara Cycle Works has them for $13.58

* 27" x 1-1/4" Econo Fork, Hi-Ten, Pressed, Tapered, Chrome
* Non-Canti
* Steer tube length 200mm (7-7/8")
* Thread length 100mm (3-15/16")
* OD 25.4mm, ID 22.2mm



Is the idea behind these forks that you cut them down to the correct length? How realistic is that? Would you then have to re-thread the fork, or is it conceivable that you cut it down and the cut end would still "thread"?

I have a 71 Schwinn Continental with a 22" frame. I would love to use a chrome fork... if I thought I could get it down to the correct length.
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Old 12-23-08, 05:53 PM   #2
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I've used these before. Get a size slightly longer than you need, cut to length, and you'll still have plenty of threading for your headset.
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All forks are sold in that fashion. Makes sense to make one large size and have the shop cut the steerer to fit. All you need to know is the length of the head tube + headset stack height to figure out if you will have enough threading to fit. The threaded length is included in your post.
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My current fork, which is bent, is 5.75" steerer tube + 1.25" threaded.

I can see this is going to be a problem. But would it be that hard to replicate these dimensions on the Pyramid fork. Think this is something a good LBS should be able to do?

Here, by the way, is my current fork:

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Is the idea behind these forks that you cut them down to the correct length? How realistic is that? Would you then have to re-thread the fork, or is it conceivable that you cut it down and the cut end would still "thread"?
I used these types of forks several times when I was a kid. There is a special tool that helps you get a straight cut but I always just threaded the top cone on to where I wanted the cut, used the top flat surface of the cone for a guide and, after a little filing of the cut, unscrewing the cone restored the threads pretty well.
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I have a 700c chrome fork with (I think) those dimensions, if you think it might work pm me

you can have it, just pay for the shipping
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Four inches is a LOT of threading.

After you cut the steerer tube to length if you still have enough threads to fit the headset (and it sounds good to me) you'll be fine.
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For what it's worth, I received the Pyramid Fork and it turns out it was a perfect fit after trimming off about three inches. The fork was threaded more than the specs indicated (to a point just below where the label ends on the picture above) which worked out great. My LBS was able to cut the fork down and then trim the bottom of the steerer tube to accept the bearing race... which turned out to be tricky.

I'm delighted, though -- I have a thing for chrome.
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