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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:20 pm 
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Could I use a 27.5 front wheel in 26er forks? I have enough clearance as I have already checked that. Any problems that could be caused? Need to be running rim brakes and cannot find rigid 27.5 forks with rim brake posts, do they exist?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:30 pm 
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If rigid, no issues as long as clearance is ok. Exotic forks tend to be available with v mounts in various sizes/a2c.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:25 pm 
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ishaw wrote:
If rigid, no issues as long as clearance is ok. Exotic forks tend to be available with v mounts in various sizes/a2c.


Yep will be going rigid. Cheers for the reply.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:30 pm 
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The PACE-style band-on brake mounts can be shifted up the fork legs to get the pads in the right place for rim brakes on 27.5. What I currently do is run a disc fork (designed for 26") with the band-on brake posts (and a brake stiffener arch to ensure the posts don't start twisting outwards, which almost certainly is not necessary anyway).


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:44 pm 
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adroitstif wrote:
What I currently do is run a disc fork (designed for 26") with the band-on brake posts (and a brake stiffener arch to ensure the posts don't start twisting outwards, which almost certainly is not necessary anyway).


Which fork are you running?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:41 am 
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It's only an unbranded (Russian?) titanium job with straight legs, bought secondhand from a well-known internet auction site. I daresay smarter people than me don't buy secondhand forks, but this one hasn't cracked yet.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:41 am 
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adroitstif wrote:
It's only an unbranded (Russian?) titanium job with straight legs, bought secondhand from a well-known internet auction site. I daresay smarter people than me don't buy secondhand forks, but this one hasn't cracked yet.


Ooh, any chance of a pic?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:52 pm 
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Sure, unfortunately that's a 26" wheel at the moment, but hopefully you can see how easily it can swap to 27.5 - loads of room and it's a cinch to shift the brakes further up the fork leg (just back off the two Allen bolts holding the mounts to the fork legs and slide up!)


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:56 pm 
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adroitstif wrote:
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Sure, unfortunately that's a 26" wheel at the moment, but hopefully you can see how easily it can swap to 27.5 - loads of room and it's a cinch to shift the brakes further up the fork leg (just back off the two Allen bolts holding the mounts to the fork legs and slide up!)

Tidy looking fork there. Hhhhmmmmm.......maybe off to that auction site time!


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