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benana

Member since Sep 2008 • Last active Feb 2020
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    This is a pacenti crown with a 2.1 tyre in. I'm not sure about a 2.8 with clearance for mud and what not. This only has a 100mm axle and axle/crown length 400mm so maybe a slightly longer mtb axle and a bit longer might make some extra clearance.

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    Hello, thanks again for your help!

    I'm not sure what they are. I got them on eBay on a listing titled 'good quality steel touring fork'. Just looked at thorn forks, they look pretty similar and they do seem nice quality. Would be sweet if they were.

    Going to plug 56a Crampton Street better. If you are need a community bike work shop for advice or tools. They are great and open Wednesday and Friday 3-7. Located just near Elephant and Castle.

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    Okay sweet, that is good to know. I might try some 40% silver I have as something of a compromise.

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    What did you go for in the end? I'm about to do my first fork and thinking the same thing. The tolerances aren't as tight as the book suggests they should be.

    Really stoked on the jig I've made. Slightly ambitious and going for thru axle but i think this will keep everything solid.

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    Thanks, really pleased with how they went. Been loving your work too.

    Yes built it for putting brake mounts on to an old touring frame. A little fiddly to set up buy works well once you have.

    There still was a little play in them but must have helped. I found they want to rotate with the tightening of the nut.

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    Tried to keep the cost down and use parts from the bin. But had to buy bars, stem, headset and brakes. First bike I've had with 1 1/8 steerer.

    I don't know if it is just me but I have always found riding a bike you have been building an anticlimactic experience. The only disappointment is the seat tube angle and getting the seat far forward enough. I think I will get an inline seat post to help.

    That all sounds negative, after a few tweaks on the fit i'm loving riding it. It is a great feeling.

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    I have decided to use cantilever brakes because the touring fork I bought for its higher rake had them. It will help for clearance for bigger tyres and mudguards too.

    I was going to paint it black but found an old tin of a really dark green while looking for the black.

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    Added a threaded inserts into the seat and chainstay bridges for mounting mudguards.

    The nice people at 56a crampton street let me use their tool to tap and face the bottom bracket.

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