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    Jones truss fork on a black sheep frame ?

    Bought a Black sheep Highlight frame,and have got a spare Jones truss fork in the shed.Any reason why I can't put em together if I fancies it ?

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    if it fits, no.
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    Then post photos

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    yes it is the bicycle equivalent of this:



    send me the fork and we just may survive as a race!
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    what handlebars to use, then?

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    I seriously doubt it will fit. The Jones headtubes are super long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morandi
    I seriously doubt it will fit. The Jones headtubes are super long.
    ever heard of a headset spacer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by customfab
    ever heard of a headset spacer?
    Yes...but on mine the fit is pretty precise. You would most likely have to have a spacer cut to fit, plus there is the greater offset that Jones uses on his forks to consider. I guess what I meant was it will probably not be a slap on and go sort of thing.

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    I am still trying to wrap my head around "spare Jones truss-fork" WTF !!
    I love my bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morandi
    Yes...but on mine the fit is pretty precise. You would most likely have to have a spacer cut to fit, plus there is the greater offset that Jones uses on his forks to consider. I guess what I meant was it will probably not be a slap on and go sort of thing.
    they make headset spacers from .5 to 30mm. The offset is a worthwhile point although it isn't fitment related.

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    But the Jones truss fork is so ugly when compared to the Black Sheep truss fork...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DG5
    I am still trying to wrap my head around "spare Jones truss-fork" WTF !!
    Me too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by customfab
    they make headset spacers from .5 to 30mm. The offset is a worthwhile point although it isn't fitment related.
    Depending on head tube length and the fork length the BS is designed for, there may need to be spacers under, and possibly over the top of the head tube to get the proper fork length, and fill the space between the upper and lower pinch bolts. It is doubtful the frame will mind this, but it would be possible to bend the steer tube running through all these spacers. How likely? I don't know.

    If the Highlight is not suspension corrected, and the head tube is within 30mm or so of the Jones, I think I would go for it.
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    This could get interesting........

    And I have a spare Faith fork, that is , when I'm running the Reba.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DG5
    I am still trying to wrap my head around "spare Jones truss-fork" WTF !!

    I too have a spare jones truss fork. So it's not that uncommon.

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    Dave.

    If i'm not mistaken the Sheep frame you bought is suspension corrected? so putting the truss fork on wouldn't work out very well at all.

    I plan on sticking my spare truss fork on my Gryphon as it's a lot closer in length and offset to the truss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by singlespeedstu
    Dave.

    If i'm not mistaken the Sheep frame you bought is suspension corrected? so putting the truss fork on wouldn't work out very well at all.

    I plan on sticking my spare truss fork on my Gryphon as it's a lot closer in length and offset to the truss.
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    A spare because after we bought the first round of Mones, Jeff released the fat truss fork which was the next big thing. Instead of buying the new truss, I sold the frameset.

    That is what I predict for the spares.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DG5
    I am still trying to wrap my head around "spare Jones truss-fork" WTF !!
    No sh*t! Sounds like quite the shed
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    I'd call James up and ask him his thoughts on how the bike would ride with that fork. I'm betting that (if the comments above about susp corrected etc) it will be not ideal for that bike. Sell the fork and call James up to design one for your Sheep. Or ask him if he'll let you trade in that "low grade" Jones and trade up to a beautiful BS truss. The last thing you want is to damage the fork and not be able to sell it or use it. I had James build me a truss fork (to replace the unicrown fork on my Sheep) and have been really happy with it. Either way, I'm sure James will share his experience and have some good advice for you.

    Oh, and this thread is in desperate need of pics of your new Highlight. Peace and good luck.

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    I plan on fitting some Mavericks on it when it arrives,just wondered about the truss forks,don't really know what to do with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveells
    I plan on fitting some Mavericks on it when it arrives,just wondered about the truss forks,don't really know what to do with them.
    I would gladly take the truss fork off your hands, I have a Maverick also I don't use,...

    But yeah, Jones on a Black sheep,

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveells
    I plan on fitting some Mavericks on it when it arrives,just wondered about the truss forks,don't really know what to do with them.

    Put it on your Gryphon.

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    You could always ship the fork to China, have it reverse engineered, and then sell it for about 1/2 of the original cost. Oh wait...

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    Quote Originally Posted by xJAHx
    You could always ship the fork to China, have it reverse engineered, and then sell it for about 1/2 of the original cost. Oh wait...
    save the effort, someone already did it....
    http://www.xacd.com.cn/product.asp?r...otcl=1&cls=12#

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