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Old 11-01-09, 04:13 PM   #1
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Affinity lo pro fork on a Flite 100 frame?

I won an Affinity lo pro fork in an alleycat last night. Having trouble finding specs on the internet, and I don't really know that much about forks and headsets in the first place, but I'm wondering if it would work with my KHS Flite 100 frame? A few other couriers I know who ride Flites have had their forks eventually fail, so maybe I could keep this as a backup. Would I need to switch to a threaded headset? Sorry for the newb question, google isn't helping me much.
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Old 11-01-09, 04:37 PM   #2
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Old 11-01-09, 06:05 PM   #3
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forks that eventually fail? or do you mean eventually meet the back of a car?

i believe flite 100s are still 1" threadless, as are affinity lo pros. so it should work just fine.
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not sure what the rake is on either, but if its different it'll change the handling.
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forks that eventually fail? or do you mean eventually meet the back of a car?
No. I mean lose their structural integrity. Don't remember specifics, but I think there's a weak spot somewhere on the Flite 100 fork that rips under heavy stress. I've been rolling on my KHS for almost a year with no incidents, though.
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