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Old 02-19-07, 02:03 PM   #1
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barspins?

kind of a noob question here, but im curious to know what fork/frame people are running that have the ability to rotate the bars 360 degrees. Ive got a giant bowery with specialized forks (43mm i believe) and im unable to spin the bars completely due to the tire hitting the frame. Im assuming I would need something like a 37-40mm rake to get it to work, but ive only just started looking into it. Since I would be needing a threadless 1 1/8" fork that will work with an integrated headest im guessing this wont be an easy task.

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Old 02-19-07, 02:04 PM   #2
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Old 02-19-07, 02:05 PM   #3
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im running a single speed fixed track bike, I figured id post here. Asking the bmx guys doesnt make a lot of sense
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Old 02-19-07, 02:07 PM   #4
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single speed fixed trac bike, eh? Get a stem with a positive degree slops and riser bars and there you go.
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Old 02-19-07, 02:11 PM   #5
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ive got the stem and risers sorted out, its the tire hitting the frame that is making it unable to go around. Im figuring its my forks as theyre 43mm which is more for road bikes. Im just wondering what people are running (fork dimensions mainly) that are able to get a 360 rotation
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Old 02-19-07, 02:14 PM   #6
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650C front wheel. Has to be carbon fibre or it won't work.
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Old 02-19-07, 02:17 PM   #7
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wow interesting, thats the first ive heard of changing the size of the wheel, but it makes sense
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Bar spin machine
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Old 02-19-07, 02:21 PM   #9
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are frames out there where a 700c front wheel dont hit the downtube?
i practice most tricks during work and working with a 650 front sukz.
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Old 02-19-07, 02:33 PM   #11
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straight fork or a fork rake that isn't massive like a peugot, you don't really need a smaller wheel.
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Old 02-19-07, 02:33 PM   #12
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get a road fork off an old road bike. some of those bikes from the 70s have forks with monstrous angles and miles of clearance.
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trying to make it work with an integrated headset though, also has to be threadless 1 1/8" so its definitely limitting my options.
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Old 02-19-07, 02:35 PM   #14
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Bar spin machine
is that a mash bike ?
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Usually when the bar spins, it's because I drank too much.

Why would you want to spin your bars? I guess could see it if you were a clown in a circus or something like that.
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Usually when the bar spins, it's because I drank too much.

Why would you want to spin your bars? I guess could see it if you were a clown in a circus or something like that.
yeah, i want to join the circus

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Got a new bike and a 650 front. Works like a charm

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Got a new bike and a 650 front. Works like a charm

Are you running a 650 just so you can do bar spins?
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You bought a 650c AND a new frame?! You are pretty damn serious about these barspins. Umm, I'll take your old frame and wheelset, haha - I am not looking to do any trikzz...
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And on a Rush, a decidedly 700c frame, no less. Bad form.
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Got a new bike and a 650 front. Works like a charm

Where'd you find a purple headset? Do they make them in 1 1/8?
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Old 03-01-07, 11:25 PM   #22
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are frames out there where a 700c front wheel dont hit the downtube?
i practice most tricks during work and working with a 650 front sukz.
IRO Angus with certain tire/pressure combos. (If you put the pressure to 120 on Rubinos, they rub, but will still go through, but the ****e Hypersonic tires that IROs come with pumped to 90 go through no problem.)
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And on a Rush, a decidedly 700c frame, no less. Bad form.
that's the reason it works
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Where'd you find a purple headset? Do they make them in 1 1/8?
Chris mother****ing King, baby. 1" or 1 1/8".
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You bought a 650c AND a new frame?! You are pretty damn serious about these barspins. Umm, I'll take your old frame and wheelset, haha - I am not looking to do any trikzz...
well, it obviously wasnt the only reason to get a new frame/fork. I could have thrown a 650c on my old bike and accomplished the same thing. This bike fits me better and i like the tighter geometry.
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