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 Post subject: Fork Modifications?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:40 pm 
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As part of my ongoing mid life crisis, I have decided to attempt a UK end to end in my fortieth year. I have plenty of time to sort this out but being retro (and tight) I have decided to use my old Kili Flier Comp as the beast of burden. I propose to lose the Judy forks and refit the old Tange Big Forks and use a Flexstem. It's a pain as I now have the ahead style headset fitted but I'm sure I will be able to find an old XT headset when the time comes!
Would a frame builder be able to retro fit braze ons for the front racks onto that sort of fork? They already have a single eyelet on the dropout. Do touring bikes have two? I'm not bothered (look at me, I'm not bothered) about mudguards.

Any advice gratefully received!


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No problem, you sued to be able to get clamps for the front forks, I sed the clamps for a couple of tours inc trans america so they will be up to a lejog. Might have a set in my tool box i will have a look and let you know, if I do there yours for the price of a stamp.


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Ta! It will be odd seeing the old thing with rigid forks again.


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