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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 02-26-09, 01:26 PM   #1
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Newbie Q on Fork image....

What is going on here?

http://cgi.ebay.com/FRAME-FORK-PAKE-...3A1%7C294%3A50


Why is that tube sticking out so much?!? Is the buyer expected to chop that down?? I have no idea what is going on and know of no place better than here to ask...


Innocent enough question yah?
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Old 02-26-09, 01:27 PM   #2
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Yes - most framesets come with an uncut steerer tube on the fork, so that people can leave it as tall as they'd like. That one does look a bit excessive though, haha.
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wow look at that rig! Any guidance on who makes that? or a price? even thoughi might use it once a year i want one!
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I just use one of those pipe cutter C-clamp dohickeys

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wow look at that rig! Any guidance on who makes that? or a price? even thoughi might use it once a year i want one!
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