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Old 07-16-08, 08:41 PM   #1
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Lager SE and mtb fork

If I build up this frame with this fork , do you think barspins with a 700c wheel will be possible? Also, is there a disadvantage to using an mtb hub up front instead of a track hub?
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use a SE landing gear 26" fork...


front hub spacing is still 100... so use a standard 700c wheel.
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I understand that the spacing is the same, but wouldn't an xt hub laced to a 700c rim be stronger than a formula laced to the same rim? Is there any reason you suggest that fork over the surly besides weight? Is 100g's noticeable?
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I understand that the spacing is the same, but wouldn't an xt hub laced to a 700c rim be stronger than a formula laced to the same rim? Is there any reason you suggest that fork over the surly besides weight? Is 100g's noticeable?
Stronger for what? You doing 360s down 8 stairs? You weigh a lot?

I have 32 h Profiles laced 3x to Deep Vs and have yet to have an issue with the front. Now the rear is a different story.

Weight for trick riding is negligible. Weight weenies belong in crits and on the track. Not on the street.
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No, I only weigh 145. I can't afford nice profile hubs, so I would have to get formulas and I figure an mtb hub is better than a formula.

I feel the same way about weight. I just couldn't figure out why you suggested the SE fork over the Surly. I actually like the looks of the SE better. I just didn't know if there was any particular reason why you suggested it.
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I used a salsa crMoto fork its the lowest raked fork I could find in a larger length.
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