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Using angle grinder to make clearance from Road->gravel bike

Old 10-05-22, 04:23 PM
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Using angle grinder to make clearance from Road->gravel bike

going from 25c racing tires to 32c gravel tires I needed to make room from where they were rubbing the frame and forks. Grinding it down made a hole in the aluminum frame for them to fit. Honestly it seems pretty sturdy still. Guess I'll update you if it ever breaks.

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Nope nope nope.
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Calling TROLL on this

..present something blatantly asinine and then ask for "Thoughts?"
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Old 10-05-22, 05:11 PM
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It's a joke, right?
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Post this in the "hair down there" thread.
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Looks fine. Test it over some sweet jumps.
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Kidding or stupid? Or is Cheforlife back under an assumed name?

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Bad idea.
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Kidding or stupid?
Both, possibly.
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Post this in the "hair down there" thread.
Gross.
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Originally Posted by fishboat View Post
Calling TROLL on this

..present something blatantly asinine and then ask for "Thoughts?"
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It's a joke, right?
No

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Kidding or stupid?
I resent that. But I also guess I asked for it.

Here it is in daylight. It still only narrowly clears, but theres no rubbing


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It's an elaborate joke, right?
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Originally Posted by tempocyclist View Post
Looks fine. Test it over some sweet jumps.
It took the whole Perimeter loop (https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/706...perimeter-loop) this morning. Easy/Intermediate mostly gravel with switchbacks, small jumps, couple hard dips and descents with rocky terrain fine.

This is my only (pedal) bike I am actually riding it.
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The good part of this is that unicrown fork. For the many who hate those forks; don't worry, It won't be a unicrown long.

And my experience - I had a fork fail 5/8" from your grinding. It was life changing and not for the better. OP, you just remove significant material from the most critical area on the bike. If it fails and all you get is a broken collarbone, a wrecked helmet and a few less teeth, consider yourself very lucky. (The chainstays are no big deal. They'll break but you won't get hurt.)
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Most of the bits on your bike are only there to make the UCI happy. Cannondale do a fork with only one leg you know? What's the other one even for? Why would anyone need seat stays AND chain stays. ON BOTH SIDES?
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OP, you've just completed a successful ride on your newly modified bike. Congratulation! Now, consider quitting while you are ahead. (I was offered the same advice, I chose not to listen. You still have the option of making a smarter choice.)
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Originally Posted by 79pmooney View Post
The good part of this is that unicrown fork. For the many who hate those forks; don't worry, It won't be a unicrown long.

And my experience - I had a fork fail 5/8" from your grinding. It was life changing and not for the better. OP, you just remove significant material from the most critical area on the bike. If it fails and all you get is a broken collarbone, a wrecked helmet and a few less teeth, consider yourself very lucky. (The chainstays are no big deal. They'll break but you won't get hurt.)
Probably worth it to spend the $60 on a fork that actually fits my needs. Thanks
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If this is for real, my only suggestion to the OP is next time you have an idea, post it here before you do it rather than after.
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Seriously, what could possibly go wrong?
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Please hire someone to video all your rides from now on.

On an unrelated note, I'm taking out a life insurance policy on you. I'll send someone over with the papers for you to sign.
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