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    26" mtn bike to 700 c conversion ? have you done this ?

    what rigid fork replaces the front 80 mm front shox ?

    since i have access to cyclocross wheel sets.

    is all that is required,, is the 26" to 700c cantilever brake re locator kit.

    why else will i encounter ? ?

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    Just get yourself a CX fork (steel, alloy, carbon, etc) and install it in place of your 80mm suspension fork. That takes care of the front end.
    And your brake re-locator kit for the rear.
    Check rear clearance to make sure that the CX wheel/tire will fit.
    The CX fork will probably lower the front end by a smidge. You may want to leave the steerer tube on the CX fork longer than what the steerer tube on your suspension fork was (within reason) to help make up the difference.
    Are you sticking with flat-bars, or installing drop-bars? If you're going to a drop-bar on a mountain bike, be aware that you will be much more stretched out on the bike that you were with flat bars. Have fun!

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    I'd recommend the Surly Cross-Check fork.
    Well-built, handsome, reasonably priced. Not the lightest, but great for the money.

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    here is where i read of the idea
    and saw the build pix

    69er 26 to 29 Conversion - Dreamride

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    Using a cross fork to replace a 80mm suspension fork is going to steepen the head tube angle a bit. The Cross Check fork is pretty long at 400mm but a 80mm suspension fork with 20% sag is more like 425mm so you will have about 1 degree steeper head tube angle.

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    here is what it says in the notes for fork purchase



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    Have axle to crown measurement of your stock fork ready when you call, if you need a fork replacement.

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    Surly 1x1 with pizzacutters:
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    with rear disc.
    you don't even need the relocate - a -ma-jig thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by lunna View Post
    here is where i read of the idea
    and saw the build pix

    69er 26 to 29 Conversion - Dreamride
    Fat, Moots, Klein... they know how to make a bike ad attractive!

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