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Offline bradluke0

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Fork hitting downtube
« on: July 08, 2009, 11:50:52 AM »
Hi all !  I got my Independent 29er built up but the damping knob barely hits the down tube . I probably need about 1/16 of an inch to clear . Should I just file a little off the edge of the damping knob or is there a spacer I can put under the head tube ?   thanks again in advance guys....brad       p.s. kind of hate to file as the fork is brand new but I will if I have to .       

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Re: Fork hitting downtube
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2009, 12:07:59 PM »
Go ahead and just file the frame then.... ;D
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Re: Fork hitting downtube
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2009, 12:19:03 PM »
What kind of headset?  I know there are some aftermarket crown races that will space out the fork an additional 4-7mm - http://www.cambriabike.com/shopexd.asp?id=27061&page=VENTANA%20PLUS%20CROWN%20RACE%20FOR%20KING%20HEADSET
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Re: Fork hitting downtube
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2009, 01:24:38 PM »
Hi all ! Well after much thought I just filed the frame . Titanium files alot easier than I thought . Actually , I think I will see if that headset spacer will work with the cane creek on there . If not I guess I can put a CK on there with the spacer . Or maybe file the knob or just take it off.....hmm  need to think a bit......brad

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Re: Fork hitting downtube
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2009, 02:25:59 PM »
Usually my fork adjustment knobs just fall off - so just take it off now and save it for later.
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Re: Fork hitting downtube
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2009, 06:18:23 PM »
I'd file the knob and call it a day. 
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Re: Fork hitting downtube
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2009, 08:45:15 PM »
I would sell the frame and get a 26er, all this hassle because of clown wheels ;D

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Re: Fork hitting downtube
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2009, 07:54:09 AM »
I would sell the frame and get a 26er, all this hassle because of clown wheels ;D

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Re: Fork hitting downtube
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2009, 11:10:23 AM »
Hi all !  But hey...I love my clown wheels......OK , wound up filing down the edge of the knob . I will probably just use some blue magic marker to touch it up . Thanks again for all the help . Will post some pics soon .       brad   

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Re: Fork hitting downtube
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2009, 11:20:29 AM »
Brad, don't forget to paint your nose red like I do...   ;D


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Re: Fork hitting downtube
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2009, 12:30:31 PM »
Like Ms. Crowe said "If it makes you happy, it can't be that bad" :)

 

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