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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:25 pm 
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Ebay last night plus bottle of wine = purchase ! lol :lol:
I'm quite enjoying this single speed malarkey so decided to go for a proper frame and bagged a Cotic Simple for a tidy sum. Seems this frame is the same as the Soul but with SS dropouts and disk tabs and therefore based around a fork of 100-140mm. I have a Bontrager Race X lite rigid fork already which is 440mm A-C so that equates to a 100mm fork yes ?
Seeing as this is at the low end of the recommended length for this frame it make make it a bit twitchy so I'm wondering can you get a 460mm rigid fork for 26" wheels ? I see a fair few Kona P2 forks going for decent money which are 460mm but these are apparently for 700C wheels - now I'm being thick - can I put a 26" wheel in there or is the hub width / disc tab height etc not right ? :?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:31 pm 
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The hub and disc tab are all identical, so you should be OK.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:34 pm 
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yeah I've used a 29er P2 fork on an MTB, they are about 460-470mm a-c IIRC, so around 120mm corrected


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:52 pm 
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Thanks for the info :) I'll wait to receive the frame and have a look for a 29er P2.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:56 pm 
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I think 450mm is 100mm travel??


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:40 am 
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they look quite weird though 29er P2s with a 26" wheel in them, bit chopper-esque


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