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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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    Quote Originally Posted by ephkappa
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by vpiuva
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by jjvw
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by jjvw
    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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    I'm looking for a undrilled fork. Any chance you want to get rid of it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by deimos
    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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