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On my Brooks B72 I would like to use a Kalin seat post. Problem is, this Brooks has four rails and the micro adjust type clamps are only designed for two rail saddles.
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There used to be a solution for this that could be purchased, but those haven't been around for quite a while. You can still find it listed on Amazon. I plan on making my own spacer to fill the gap between the upper and lower sections of the clamp.
 

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I worked on my spacer for my Brooks saddle last night. I made up some two part epoxy.
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I shaped it a little and stuck it in a plastic bag. Working time on this stuff is only 3-4 minutes.
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Then I stuck it in between the rails and clamped everything together.
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In the morning this is what I ended up with.
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I hit it some with the belt sander. Still needs some fine tuning but it'll work.
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You could maybe cut a little off the bottom of the head tube on the frame and use that blade fork as well .
Looks like it was close .
I had debated doing exactly that. Except that if I ran the blade fork, I wanted to use a set of truss rods and I didn't think I could make up enough length for a bracket. Plus, I didn't want to screw up the head tube.
 

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Worked on getting the spoke holes sized for the 12 gauge spokes.
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I had to be careful to keep all of the material from the outer edge of the spoke hole to the OD of the flange. I tried to file only on the inner side of the hole. I did the first by hand then chucked the file up in my cordless drill. Worked good til the battery died. Did about 10 by hand.
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Been MIA for over a month. Still not overly excited about the RockShox fork. Going with it anyway. I did get my steerer cut to length.
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I found some Ritchey bars in 31.8 diameter that I was trying to figure out how to mount.
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I found this Origin8 stem to go directly from 22.2 steerer ID to 31.8 bars. Kept me from having to use a quill adapter and threadless stem.
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Bars mounted.
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Worked on getting the spoke holes sized for the 12 gauge spokes.
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I had to be careful to keep all of the material from the outer edge of the spoke hole to the OD of the flange. I tried to file only on the inner side of the hole. I did the first by hand then chucked the file up in my cordless drill. Worked good til the battery died. Did about 10 by hand.
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I use a drill and appropriate drill bit. The I use a much larger drill bit held in my hand to create a little chamfer on all the holes I can reach with it. 12 guage spokes are the bomb.
 
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