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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 10:08 pm 
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The History Man wrote:
Is there a way to raise the stem and keep the original forks?


Yes here, 2nd item down viewtopic.php?f=2&t=233378

Good score for £20 that BTW.


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 10:13 pm 
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weeman_mtb wrote:
The History Man wrote:
Is there a way to raise the stem and keep the original forks?


Yes here, 2nd item down viewtopic.php?f=2&t=233378

Good score for £20 that BTW.

Would that fit? Have posted on thread. thanks for the pointer


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 10:22 pm 
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The seller doesn't mention size but I'd guess that it's for 1&1/8" forks. I think that there's a good chance that your forks are also 1&1/8".

Just pop the stem off your bike and stick a tape measure across your steerer tube, it should be obvious if it's 1" or 1&1/8" (25.4mm or 28.6mm if you're all modern) outside diameter.


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 10:24 pm 
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Thanks will check in the morning


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 10:34 pm 
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Twenty quid.... TWENTY QUID!

How do you find these bargains?

I know, it's Jedi mind tricks isn't it.

Watch the Cheng Shin tyres; some of the early ones were made of a hard compound. They'll be fine in the dry, but might be a bit sketchy in the wet.

I look forwards to seeing it in the near future.


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 10:36 pm 
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Tyres off in morning conti vertical 2.3 going on. Plus raising bars somehow. See above

Evening Neil. Ashton looks good!


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 10:44 pm 
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Ashton it is then, after Mayhem.

I'll speak to the troops.

Those quill stem things work fine. I have something similar on a couple of my bikes.


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 8:35 am 
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What happens to star nut etc? Only ever had quill stems!


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 8:44 am 
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The History Man wrote:
What happens to star nut etc?


Good question, I sort of just put weight on the stem until it's all nice and tight, then nip the stem up. I then tighten the stem properly and give everything a test with the front brake on. No clunk or movement and we are good to go.

Not sure what everyone else does.


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 8:49 am 
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See pm. So you knock star nut out?


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