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Old 10-28-07, 11:02 PM
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if i put track forks on my specialized globe will it get the wheel closer to the frame if not what would i have to do?
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Old 10-28-07, 11:06 PM
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Turn you current fork around.
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Old 10-28-07, 11:12 PM
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The specialized globe is a hybrid with weird sloping geometry, I think the issue is more the frame than the fork youd damn near have to just turn your fork backwards to get that wheel close to the frame

Edit:damnit........got beat
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Old 10-29-07, 12:52 AM
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depending on the rest of the geometry, having your front wheel closer in could be a terribly ******** idea. think about that. the globe isn't a track bike, or even a road bike really.
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Old 10-29-07, 01:27 AM
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I was actually wondering this myself. I want to bring my fork closer. Wish there was better feedback...
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Old 10-29-07, 01:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Jab00ty View Post
if i put track forks on my specialized globe will it get the wheel closer to the frame if not what would i have to do?
Just ghost ride your bike into a brick wall about 10 times and that should do the trick.
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Old 10-29-07, 07:19 AM
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You can get a straight fork for just about any bike.... WHY you would want to do this is the larger question.

It'll really screw up the handling of your bike if you do.
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Old 10-29-07, 07:26 AM
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I think he's talking about track fork ends not a lower rake track fork.

this is stupid there is absolutely no reason you should be trying to get your wheel closer to your frame.
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Old 10-29-07, 07:41 AM
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If you are obsessed with tight frame-wheel clearance and a track-bike look, you should just get a track frameset. Otherwise, you'll end up with a stupid looking and poorly handling compromise.
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Old 10-29-07, 10:01 AM
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Give your mom back her bike and ask for a track bike for x-mas.
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