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I've just built up the forks, front wheel and bars to check the distance from the top of the tyre to the headset cup and this is exactly 5". Looking at the picture above kindly supplied by Neilll, I feel that it's probably not far off as it is.

But totally agree with you are saying, it would be a total nightmare keeping the front end down on climbs.


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Good luck with the project, I had one and to this day still not sure whether I actually iked it or not
Have a butchers at it in all its old purplefied glory


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Cheers Huntso, I bet that turned a few heads in it's time.


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Going by the stock fork on neilll's one up there, I reckon that'll be perfectly happy with an 80mm sus fork on it. Although those bikes were the wheelie kings out of the box, so who knows? ;-)


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MikeD wrote:
Going by the stock fork on neilll's one up there,


Not my bike i'm afraid !!! just a piccy I found laying around :)


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After a bit of research I should be able to get away with either a hope intregated or semi intregated aheadset. Using a 1 1/4" headtube is proving a stroke of genius by alpinestars.


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I thought integrated headsets relied upon faces within the head tube?


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Sounds logical. My research will have to continue. A semi integrated should ok though? Just trying to win a little extra room below the head tube to accommodate 80mm of travel.


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lol - 24" wheel?


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lol - 24" wheel?

On that logic a bigger rear tyre might correct the geometry!


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