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 Post subject: Steel Forks
PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 11:02 pm 
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Just got a Peugeot Pro-Am, frame only. Metallic grey with orange highlights.

I'll need a fork with a lonnnnnng steerer. Bit of a long shot but has anyone got anything suitable?

Don't really know much detail about 80s Peugeots. Looks to be that 'internal lugged' construction they favoured around that time. Its going to need a seatpost, anyone know what size to look for?

All advice welcome . . .

luv'n'stuff

John


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:01 am 
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How long is lonnnnnng? I have some chromed ones off a Koga-Miyata with (I think) a 210mm steerer. I'll check when I get home and take some pictures if that's about right.

Mark.


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 Post subject: Re: Steel Forks
PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:56 am 
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anyone know what size to look for?



your LBS will stick a vernier in the tube...if you can get a NOS post all the better as the accumulative error of old post plus maybe a bit ovalised tube etc. can result in the right sized post not tightening enough ( personal experience )
'Bankrupt bike parts' on ebay are a good source... :)


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:55 pm 
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daccordimark wrote:
How long is lonnnnnng? I have some chromed ones off a Koga-Miyata with (I think) a 210mm steerer. I'll check when I get home and take some pictures if that's about right.

Mark.


If that's threaded that may be about right.


Prolly best to wait for the frame to land.


By the end of the week if I'm lucky.


I'll get back to you . . .


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:24 pm 
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daccordimark wrote:
How long is lonnnnnng? I have some chromed ones off a Koga-Miyata with (I think) a 210mm steerer. I'll check when I get home and take some pictures if that's about right.

Mark.


OK this frame is heeeyyyoooooge! The head tube is 200mm alone.

My guess is I'm going to need at least 235mm - that's threaded.

Sloping crown, 50mm brake drop, chromed, mudguard eyes. wotcha got?

What does the panel think?


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 5:41 pm 
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general rule of thumb is headtube length + 40mm. 235 might restrict you to something with a lower stack height. If you sit upright and want to add spacers, then add 40mm plus.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:15 am 
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team_lard wrote:
daccordimark wrote:
How long is lonnnnnng? I have some chromed ones off a Koga-Miyata with (I think) a 210mm steerer. I'll check when I get home and take some pictures if that's about right.

Mark.


OK this frame is heeeyyyoooooge! The head tube is 200mm alone.

My guess is I'm going to need at least 235mm - that's threaded.

Sloping crown, 50mm brake drop, chromed, mudguard eyes. wotcha got?

What does the panel think?


In that case mine are way too short - only 195mm as it turns out.

Mark.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:04 pm 
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I've bought a right bag o'sh1te here.

Anyone know what size seatpost I should be looking for? I tried a 25.4 and it won't fit. The neck of the seat tube is waisted in at the top, it looks to be about 24mm but that can't be right, can it? Shirley?

So. On top of needing a fork with a steerer over 250mm long, I now need a seatpost that no bugger makes.

I'm beginning to see why the bloke sold it so cheap . . .

Anyone want it for 20 quid posted? It's a cracker if you've got the right bitz!


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