- Jul 11, 2011
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- Atlanta, GA
Ran into the same problem with my fork. Time for a lobotomy!I checked the new fork using bearings and caps, a nut won't even thread on. They won't work.
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This fork also had no crown race, and all I had were loo large and didn't sit flush. This fork was doomed from the start.
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It's a good thing I didn't cut up any stems to fit the seat.
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The other fork that was too short may now be the one. I'll have to take some off the top and bottom of the Head tube, but It should have just enough length to work. I have a recessed bearing nut that will help. I can also do like I did with a handlebar stem before, use it seated all the way down to hold the bearing nut instead of a top nut. In this case the seat would keep it from loosening.
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One thing I didn't show before, how to put two chain wheels on one crank. This is for one piece cranks. Leave off the chain wheel washer and replace it with the second chain wheel. They have to be concave chain wheels to work, facing away from each other. That gives the chain enough clearance. You can't add a washer between them because the tab probably isn't long enough. Check to be sure the tab contacts the inner chain wheel.
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