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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:48 pm 
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Yeah, tried it with the Park crown race boom tube :) It took some doing to get it halfway up the steerer, and then there would be the threading beyond that, so I gave up. The old Manitou steerers don't have a 'bulge' for the crown race to sit on, so instead there is a little sleeve between the race and the steerer, which stays a constant diameter. Ugh.

I've done a few old Mani's in the past and succeeded but threw in the towel on this one yesterday. Meh. I may give it another go this weekend....
I could also try to soak then tap out the sleeve bit....hmm...


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yo-Nate-y wrote:
Yeah, tried it with the Park crown race boom tube :) It took some doing to get it halfway up the steerer, and then there would be the threading beyond that, so I gave up. The old Manitou steerers don't have a 'bulge' for the crown race to sit on, so instead there is a little sleeve between the race and the steerer, which stays a constant diameter. Ugh.

I've done a few old Mani's in the past and succeeded but threw in the towel on this one yesterday. Meh. I may give it another go this weekend....
I could also try to soak then tap out the sleeve bit....hmm...


ah! Give it another shot; you'll get it :wink: :lol:


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Jealous of that Yo fork! I need one for my Fat Ti. The Wicked looks. Wicked!


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:10 pm 
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Ugh. Pulled the race undamaged. But of course, I can't get the damn sleeve out. It's soaking in penetrating oil now. But I think I am just going to order a new black Tange Levin. Fine headset, right color, and easily available.

....that is unless anyone has a spare XT 730 crown race handy???


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:11 pm 
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that fork is so nice I could eat it up 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:24 pm 
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Heat or freeze for the sleeve?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:29 pm 
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I'll probably end up trying both. For now, I want to work into the gap and get 'em unfused. Am I wrong in thinking the race should be steel? I'll check when I get home later.....

But yes. The Yo fork is nice, but that last pic of the Teedale fork's curves makes me drool.


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Nice project!, I must say you have overdone your quota of nice bikes, please leave some for the rest of us.


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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 4:03 am 
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Alas, I may be having a bike purge coming on.....I may be in for a big cross country move and bringing the whole stable may prove difficult.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:02 am 
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Despite a big move and possible sell-off in the works, I couldn't bring myself not to build this up.

Progress!


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