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Old 04-14-07, 05:55 PM   #1
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is this a problem?

i replaced the fork on my bike with one that had a hole for a brake instead of drilling it.

the fork is about 1 cm longer than my old fork measured from top of crown race (i think that's what it's called) to hub center.

aside from changing the geometry a little. is this going to be a problem? one shop said i'll break my bike.

thank you very much.
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Sounds like you put a 27" fork onto a 700c frame. I've done it the other way and not had a problem, but not this way. Can't imagine it's that big an issue. What was that naysayer shop guy on?
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one shop said i'll break my bike.
Time for a new shop

I don't see how a 1 cm change in geometry would cause your frame to break...
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Old 04-14-07, 06:08 PM   #4
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Sounds like you put a 27" fork onto a 700c frame. I've done it the other way and not had a problem, but not this way. Can't imagine it's that big an issue. What was that naysayer shop guy on?
not necessarily... a better guess would be the track fork just has less clearance
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Dude, you're gonna break your bike. Bikes are fragile.
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Dude, you're gonna break your bike. Bikes are fragile.
that would be the coolest thing ever. i get to tell all my friends how my 110 pounds broke steel tubing. i'll almost be like a miniature superman.

i guess i shouldn't sweat it.
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Dude, you're gonna break your bike. Bikes are fragile.
Not only will it break, it will implode and maim anyone within a ten-foot radius.
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Old 04-15-07, 03:07 AM   #8
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I'm looking for a undrilled fork. Any chance you want to get rid of it?
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I'm looking for a undrilled fork. Any chance you want to get rid of it?
nope. saving it for when i go back to japanland.
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