Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-15-06, 06:49 PM   #1
Kennethfaria
Banned.
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 193
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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?
Kennethfaria is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-06, 07:08 PM   #2
wethepeople
Long haired freak.
 
wethepeople's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Still stuck in hell.
Bikes: 2011 SE Old Man Flyer.
Posts: 6,281
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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."

wethepeople is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-06, 07:25 PM   #3
Kennethfaria
Banned.
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 193
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
Kennethfaria is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-06, 11:43 PM   #4
wethepeople
Long haired freak.
 
wethepeople's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Still stuck in hell.
Bikes: 2011 SE Old Man Flyer.
Posts: 6,281
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
*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."

wethepeople is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-06, 12:06 AM   #5
mcoine
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: southern oregon
Bikes:
Posts: 2,631
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
"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!
mcoine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-06, 05:06 AM   #6
Kennethfaria
Banned.
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 193
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
Kennethfaria is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-06, 05:51 AM   #7
DiRt DeViL
Senior Citizen
 
DiRt DeViL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Bikes: Kona Unit, Orbea Volata
Posts: 321
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
DiRt DeViL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-06, 07:51 AM   #8
never
Custom User
 
never's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: T0L0K0
Bikes:
Posts: 3,739
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Don't buy a fork just because it is a good deal. Get one that has the steer tube length you need.
never is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-06, 08:15 AM   #9
LowCel 
Throw the stick!!!!
 
LowCel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Charleston, WV
Bikes: GMC Denali
Posts: 17,588
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
LowCel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-06, 08:16 AM   #10
LowCel 
Throw the stick!!!!
 
LowCel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Charleston, WV
Bikes: GMC Denali
Posts: 17,588
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
LowCel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-06, 09:15 AM   #11
wethepeople
Long haired freak.
 
wethepeople's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Still stuck in hell.
Bikes: 2011 SE Old Man Flyer.
Posts: 6,281
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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."

wethepeople is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-06, 01:17 PM   #12
Kennethfaria
Banned.
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 193
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
then teach me oh teacher.
Kennethfaria is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-06, 01:20 PM   #13
free_pizza
later
 
free_pizza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 2,471
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kennethfaria
then teach me oh teacher.
many have tried, you dont listen, you just end up calling people ****
free_pizza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-06, 01:21 PM   #14
never
Custom User
 
never's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: T0L0K0
Bikes:
Posts: 3,739
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kennethfaria
then teach me oh teacher.
Everyone tried but you chose not to listen...so why should anyone bother now.
never is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-06, 01:21 PM   #15
never
Custom User
 
never's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: T0L0K0
Bikes:
Posts: 3,739
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Dammit free_pizza, you beat me to it!
never is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-06, 01:22 PM   #16
free_pizza
later
 
free_pizza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 2,471
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by never
Dammit free_pizza, you beat me to it!
internet must be slower in alberta
free_pizza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-06, 01:23 PM   #17
Kennethfaria
Banned.
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 193
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i call them **** because they make fun of the bike i have currently.
please dont make me argue, i dont need my second warning...
Kennethfaria is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-06, 01:26 PM   #18
never
Custom User
 
never's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: T0L0K0
Bikes:
Posts: 3,739
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by free_pizza
internet must be slower in alberta
Yeah, all this oil really slows everything down!
never is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-06, 01:30 PM   #19
never
Custom User
 
never's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: T0L0K0
Bikes:
Posts: 3,739
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
never is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-06, 01:31 PM   #20
free_pizza
later
 
free_pizza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 2,471
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by never
Yeah, all this oil really slows everything down!
Well played neighbour. I'll walk slowly back into my barn.
free_pizza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-06, 01:32 PM   #21
Kennethfaria
Banned.
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 193
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
Kennethfaria is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-06, 01:34 PM   #22
free_pizza
later
 
free_pizza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 2,471
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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"





free_pizza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-06, 01:35 PM   #23
Kennethfaria
Banned.
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 193
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
Kennethfaria is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-06, 01:35 PM   #24
never
Custom User
 
never's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: T0L0K0
Bikes:
Posts: 3,739
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
never is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-06, 01:36 PM   #25
Kennethfaria
Banned.
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 193
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
and i meant to say 20, you must be a big ass you like pizza, and pie.
Kennethfaria is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:29 PM.