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Old 05-08-04, 08:27 PM   #1
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how long is a fork wen u buy a new one? -- the tube that goes into the stem-tube

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Old 05-08-04, 09:04 PM   #2
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is it possible for a 7 3/4 inch tube to fit on a steer tube 8 7/8 - 9 inch steer tube?
like could i take off a ring on my headset, or would that mess up the geometry.
OR would the extra 20 mm of travel (was 80 upgrade to 100) make up for that.
AND/OR when i take off a ring or two can i just tilt the handlebars back?
will tilting the handle bars back make up for the ring taken off, and therefore keep the geometry of the bike? or should i not do that, and the extra 20 mm of travel will make up for that, (since the stancions are higher would it raise the front of the bike and then compensate for the missing ring and keep the relative geometry of the bike)

im installing a fork for my friend since the lbs wants 50, so im doing it for him and he got a fork with too short of a tube. i wanna no wat to do. i figure i take a ring off the headset, install the fork (if it needs to be cut i get store to do that but not install it), and tilt the handlebars of the bike back a little so it keeps its relative geometry. will this work?
Ummm I have no idea what you're saying here, really, but...

If you have spacers on TOP of the headset, between the top cup and stem, those can be removed. Don't remove anything anywhere else, all other parts are essential for the headset. Your geometry is already screwed up with the 100mm fork so yeah. I have no idea what you're asking about tilting the bars to compensate for the geometry.

THE ONLY RINGS YOU CAN REMOVE ARE ON TOP OF THE HEADSET!!!
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is it possible for a 7 3/4 inch tube to fit on a steer tube 8 7/8 - 9 inch steer tube?
like could i take off a ring on my headset, or would that mess up the geometry.
OR would the extra 20 mm of travel (was 80 upgrade to 100) make up for that.
AND/OR when i take off a ring or two can i just tilt the handlebars back?
will tilting the handle bars back make up for the ring taken off, and therefore keep the geometry of the bike? or should i not do that, and the extra 20 mm of travel will make up for that, (since the stancions are higher would it raise the front of the bike and then compensate for the missing ring and keep the relative geometry of the bike)

im installing a fork for my friend since the lbs wants 50, so im doing it for him and he got a fork with too short of a tube. i wanna no wat to do. i figure i take a ring off the headset, install the fork (if it needs to be cut i get store to do that but not install it), and tilt the handlebars of the bike back a little so it keeps its relative geometry. will this work?
Hahhaahahahahahhaahahha!!!!!! Can anyone say drunk post?
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Old 05-08-04, 09:34 PM   #4
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sooooo. maybe i wasnt completly sober, and maybe im still not.
basically will me put fork with short stem to short for bike mess up bike geometry
me take off rings of headset make fork fit?
me tilt handle-bars back make geometry better?
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ok screw it, im gunna throw the fork at my friends head and tell him to get a longer fork stem, anyone no how to delete a post?
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