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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:29 pm 
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I still had this spare Sbike 503 frame and a 1 1/8" Xlite Angelo stem looking for the right bike, so I figured I'd get me a 1 1/8" threadless fork and build something around those 2.
A couple of weeks ago I managed to score a nice Kona Project 2 fork with the same A-C measurement (400mm) as my other 503's original fork and a nice long steerer tube, so I figured I was off to a good start.

I just took delivery of the fork and compared it with the original one form my Sbike. Turns out the brake bosses are right where the rim is on my bike.

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Did Kona make a P2 in 700c as well? The Ebay listing clearly stated that it was a 26" fork. It doesn't look like 26" to me though.
Pretty sure the bosses are too low for a U brake too, so that's not it either.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:36 pm 
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Yes!

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:14 pm 
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Guess that explains it then. Bugger.

Time to contact the seller. Sigh ...

EDIT : Think I'm gonna keep it. One of my frames needs to have the dropouts fixed anyway, I might as well let them convert that one to 700c. To my knowledge nobody's ever done a hybrid or cyclocross Sbike before.
Or I could just file off all the brake bosses and weld in tabs for drum brakes. That would be another first.


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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 5:11 pm 
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Raging_Bulls wrote:
Guess that explains it then. Bugger.

Time to contact the seller. Sigh ...

EDIT : Think I'm gonna keep it. One of my frames needs to have the dropouts fixed anyway, I might as well let them convert that one to 700c. To my knowledge nobody's ever done a hybrid or cyclocross Sbike before.
Or I could just file off all the brake bosses and weld in tabs for drum brakes. That would be another first.


This happened to me too. The fork had been sitting for 3 months before I got to build the bike.
Seller not responding - pretty annoying.
Do you remember the seller?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:15 am 
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Hi
I am Building a SBIKE TK 28 Inch Build ... and looking for a new fork ;-)
In case you are interested in selling the P2 fork?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:16 pm 
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Think I’ve got one in the garage , but will take a few days to find it (just moved house). It will be 390mm a/c.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:56 pm 
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Hi Sounds good please let me know if you find the forks I would be interested
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