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Old 09-21-16, 09:54 AM
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Bill Kapaun
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Originally Posted by FBinNY View Post
It doesn't have to be damage. 96mm forks were standard on Raleigh built bikes intended for the US market, during a period extending from the late sixties through the mid seventies.

Read the post immediately above for more details.
The bike I dealt with was an early 70's Takara road bike. (probably about1973?)
Even though the forks appeared rather spindly, there was no way I could force a 100mm hub into them without EXTREME effort.
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