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    13 Mukluk and Bluto

    Ok, so I am admittedly lazy this morning!I have my parts ordered for my Mukluk and was trying to figure out how much slacker the head angle will be once this bike gets Blutofied!
    Stock with enabler fork = 69.5 degrees with 468 a-c length
    Bluto 80 mm =491 a-c length
    Plus new headset lower=12 mm
    So we have a 35 mm difference in length and a 6 mm difference in offset plus I use bud up front pretty much all year round which is about 30.5" on a holy rolling darryl.
    Is it safe to say 1 degree slacker ? And how will the different offset effect all this?
    Thanks In advance

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    Don't forget that you will have sag in the fork when you actually ride the bike. I think, though I am not sure and I couldn't find good numbers anywhere, that the 491mm a-c length on the Bluto is fully extended.

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    Here is the salsa chart!
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    I'm admittedly lazy this afternoon with my response. It's safe to say that it may be slacker. Offset? Effect? Meh, I'd ride it.

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    Doing this causes autism.

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    With a Bluto set at 80mm with 25% sag you will slacken it out about .5 deg due to the lower cup. 20 or 25 mm (can't remember) equal about 1 deg.
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    [URL=http://s59.photobucket.com/user/Metal_Morphosis/media/087.jpg.html]
    I have just had two rides on it and I am still tweaking Bluto but so far it has been awesome! I am super stoked!
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    I see u made use of the air tube....how many tokens are u running? I have some if u need more...I have all 4 in mine

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    Looks good, now you are going to ask yourself, should I have gone 100?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fat907 View Post
    I see u made use of the air tube....how many tokens are u running? I have some if u need more...I have all 4 in mine
    Still set on 80mm for now, I want to get a feel for it set up this way....for now! I haven't had a good ride on dirt yet (too much work) 100 psi seems like to much right now, I will start bringing the pressure down when the rain stops here. So far my first impressions have been all positive. Thanks again for the airshaft!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rjedoaks View Post
    Looks good, now you are going to ask yourself, should I have gone 100?
    Thanks! I have the parts thanks to Fat907! I will wait for a little while......(very little)
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    salsa recommends against the 100 why is that I would like more travel and it doesnt cost anything so why not

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    Quote Originally Posted by ridehard84 View Post
    salsa recommends against the 100 why is that I would like more travel and it doesnt cost anything so why not
    I was told by salsa that it changes the geometry too much and that it put too much added stress on the headtube area. They did not know how much added stress but could not recommend going to 100mm. They also said it would void any warranty. I will try it out soon and report back here.
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