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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:49 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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What's the deal with using new 100mm hubs with an older 96mm fork? No one seems to make steel forks anymore (at least ones that don't look like ass and/ or are very expensive). Doesn't look like you can spread them like you can with the back.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:07 am 
Old School Grand Master

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I've always just spread the fork and sprung the wheel in.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:56 pm 
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Likewise ^^^ or you may be able to remove a washer from each side if nervous - ?

I've had to file out an old Elswick fork to fit a newer hub in the past, the old hub had a smaller OD axle too (as well as lower OLD) so beware.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 1:10 pm 
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Take the locking nuts off the spindle and file a mm off each one.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 1:34 pm 
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Either strech the forks the 2mm or machine it off the spacers if possible. Either is easy.


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