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    help with fork fitting please.

    Well heres the deal, i dont know how to measure correctly
    Lets say a steertube of a fork is 6.5 inches
    When measuring from the top of the crown to the top of my stem( this is on the bike of course) i get 8 inches. 8 inches minus 1 inch of spacers equal 7 inches (my math teacher says i can still get an eighty after my exam)[these measurments are with the headset on]
    so if i remove the spacers will i beable to put a fork with minimum of 6.5 inche, or its not safe?

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    Do you even know if your bike has a threadless headset?

    "the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


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    wait do i? i think so. how can i tell.
    Its this one
    http://www.canecreek.com/al.html
    Or
    http://www.canecreek.com/sx.html but i doubt it because theres absolutly no chrome and if my touching sense is right, it didnt feel like steel.

    Im pretty sure its the first one, because i cheaked a while back and i remember seeing al and some numbers. ill check it in the morning to be sure.
    Last edited by Kennethfaria; 06-15-06 at 07:33 PM.

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    *hangs head in disgust*

    "the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


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    "Well heres the deal, i dont know how to measure correctly"


    "if my touching sense is right, it didnt feel like steel."


    Wow!

    Dude, drop your current fork out and measure the steerer with a tape measure!

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    well im an idiot for the threadless heaset question.

    gahh i dont want to take it out and measure. i cant even find any of the good tools around here.
    Maybe i will take it out.

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    If you're not sure and know that can't take measurements take the bike and new fork to a shop and let the mechanic measure, cut and install it for you.
    "Life is not like a box of chocolates ...
    it's more like a jar of jalapenos.
    Whatever you do today,
    may burn your ass tomorrow."


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    Don't buy a fork just because it is a good deal. Get one that has the steer tube length you need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennethfaria
    Well heres the deal, i dont know how to measure correctly
    Lets say a steertube of a fork is 6.5 inches
    When measuring from the top of the crown to the top of my stem( this is on the bike of course) i get 8 inches. 8 inches minus 1 inch of spacers equal 7 inches (my math teacher says i can still get an eighty after my exam)[these measurments are with the headset on]
    so if i remove the spacers will i beable to put a fork with minimum of 6.5 inche, or its not safe?
    So by removing the spacers you are now at 7". However the steerer on the new fork is 6.5". According to my math you are still 1/2" too short. That's too much unless you feel like buying a new stem and possibly a new headset with a shorter stack height.

    Also, keep in mind that by losing the 1" of spacers you are going to be changing your riding position quite a bit. An inch is a big change when it comes to rider position.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wethepeople
    *hangs head in disgust*
    Did it really take this long for that to happen?
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowCel
    Did it really take this long for that to happen?
    He used to be funny when he argues with maelstrom, but now he's just dumb.

    "the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


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    then teach me oh teacher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennethfaria
    then teach me oh teacher.
    many have tried, you dont listen, you just end up calling people ****

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennethfaria
    then teach me oh teacher.
    Everyone tried but you chose not to listen...so why should anyone bother now.

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    Dammit free_pizza, you beat me to it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by never
    Dammit free_pizza, you beat me to it!
    internet must be slower in alberta

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    i call them **** because they make fun of the bike i have currently.
    please dont make me argue, i dont need my second warning...

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    Quote Originally Posted by free_pizza
    internet must be slower in alberta
    Yeah, all this oil really slows everything down!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennethfaria
    i call them **** because they make fun of the bike i have currently.
    please dont make me argue, i dont need my second warning...
    Everyone makes fun of the bike you bought because they all told you not to buy it. And now you're experiencing the problems everyone warned you about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by never
    Yeah, all this oil really slows everything down!
    Well played neighbour. I'll walk slowly back into my barn.

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    heh you know what i find funny? Whenever i start a thread it allways goes down this road because people always bring my damn bike into it. Like in the last few threads of my mine, some person always says some crap like get a new bike, throw this one away... blah blah blah, the same thing over and over again. and then i get warned when i fight back...i think my bike has been talked about alot more than the playoffs. wow.
    That's my 20 cents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennethfaria
    That's my 20 cents.
    im going to sound like a pretty big ass here, but its "my 2 cents" or "$0.02"






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    Quote Originally Posted by never
    Everyone makes fun of the bike you bought because they all told you not to buy it. And now you're experiencing the problems everyone warned you about.
    im not experiencing problems, for the fork, if i bought a hr sport i would probably find myself buying a new fork too maybe one month later but i would definitly buy a new fork, and my disk brake problem, in the last couple of months could you count how many brake threads there are? PleasE? And count how many of them have a top of the line bike, and then report back to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by free_pizza
    Well played neighbour. I'll walk slowly back into my barn.
    Haha, come on...don't feel bad...you guys have more uranium than you know what to do with! Just wait until everyone starts going back to nuclear power...doh, I mean nu-cu-ler.

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    and i meant to say 20, you must be a big ass you like pizza, and pie.

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