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    Front Hub narrower than 100?

    I have a set of 100/120 dura-ace 7600 hubs and the front will not fit on my gitane's forks.
    Can i special order a suzue or shimano front hub in a narrower size?

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    My significant other's bike is similar. It has a 90mm front fork and what I did with her formula wheelset was take one of axle cones off (there are two) to get it to fit. It's been a year and has held up fine. It's not a loose ball hub so I'm not too worried. On a loose ball hub the cones are too important. You might consider a cartridge?

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    Thanks!

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    Welcome to French engineering, Mother****er!!!

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    Thanks!

    Can i just have the fork cold set to 100mm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mouton
    Welcome to French engineering, Mother****er!!!
    yeah, my girlfriend's bike is spaced like that...it's a lower-end old french bike. you may want to re-measure. i did it again and got 94 (96?)mm. you can a) let steel be steel, or b) take off the one cone. that may work just fine. i'd suggest b) over a).

    oh, and absntr, my gf's getting a formula wheelset soon, i guess i may try that instead of bending the steel. just...cuz. b) over a).
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    heh, like that info would fit here...
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    bending forks isn't quite the same as bending the rear triangle. The fork is far more important to steering and handling. Can still be done, but it's certainly not ideal.

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    have a custom fork made.
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    Roger that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 46x17
    have a custom fork made.
    Or just buy a normal after-market.
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    Quote Originally Posted by r-dub
    bending forks isn't quite the same as bending the rear triangle. The fork is far more important to steering and handling. Can still be done, but it's certainly not ideal.
    yeah, that's why i like the cone removal idea. still, 4mm...but if one side bends 3mm and the other side bends 1mm...steering's off. for sure.
    have:ea50 flats, black, light, stiff.
    144 bcd 3/32" 49t sugino track chainring, possibly 75.

    want: risers, light, stiff, 1", black if that can be
    144 bcd 46t or 47t chainring any kind or width

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