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    Questions about strange Kona P2 fork

    Looking for a rigid fork for a project and ran across this:

    "Kona P2 Fork w/ Tall race seat, 26 inch 440mm a-c: Kona P2 26inch fork, Disc or Canti. 440mm axle to crown, 1-1/8 inch steerer. This unique fork has an elevated seat for the bottom headset race above where it would normally be over where the crown tubes come together. No tire clearance is lost with the design, it will still easily handle up to a 2.3 tire or possibly bigger depending on the tire/rim combo. This fork allows the use of both disc and cantilever (or V) brakes."

    http://www.bikeman.com/CC-FKKONP2.html

    I can not for the life of me figure out why a fork would need a raised crown race? Any ideas?

    On a side note, saw this fork on Ebay:

    “MACHINED HOLES IN STEER TUBE FOR WEIGHT REDUCTION”

    http://cgi.ebay.com/CHROMOLY-RIGID-D...QQcmdZViewItem
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    let me guess. for the P2, so fork legs clears the downtube when turning? possible weight reduction too?

    the second fork looks like it has threaded steerer, or its just my eyes.
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    I bought one of those forks (the Kona) - but then I got it home and saw it on a bike........blech! It looks too goofy. And I don't think it is truly 440mm AC either (I think it is more like 410).

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    I don't know why they made it like that but I stayed away from that fork when I was looking for a rigid. I did end up with a P2, just not that one.

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    Agree, that fork does look a bit goofy. If it's really 410mm A/C, it'd be OK for a street commuter, but I wouldn't put it on an off road bike. The 26" Salsa Cromoly is a really nice fork; I've got one on my 26" SS. 425mm A/C, makes it handle just right.

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    Talk about "suspension corrected." Whoa.

    That fork with the swiss cheese treatment is too funny. I hope the seller has product liability insurance. Maybe he sells drilled out stems and cranks, too. Must be nice to be lightweight when you die...

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    I have the Kona tall race on my commuter and it is 440 from dropout to the raised race. I kinda like the look. Ridiculously cheap, even with postage to Australia. So far no complaints, though I wouldn't contemplate taking them off road!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JP...
    I have the Kona tall race on my commuter and it is 440 from dropout to the raised race. I kinda like the look. Ridiculously cheap, even with postage to Australia. So far no complaints, though I wouldn't contemplate taking them off road!
    Could you post a picture of it installed?

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    If anyone wants to give this fork a try - PM me - I have no use for mine at the moment.

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    I just bought one from Bikeman.com for $24.95.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed
    Could you post a picture of it installed?
    I'm at work at the mo' but when I get home this arvo I'll take pics and post them.

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    Hey guys, what was the uncut length of your steerer tubes? I need a hair under 300mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed
    Could you post a picture of it installed?
    Mate, sorry for the delay but I've got 2 sick kids at home.

    I've just tried to load the pics up but they're too big. Can anyone tellme how to reduce them?

    As for the steerer length, it was a tad over 300mm from memory.

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    (can't keep my noodle-rubber on)







    Frame-$5
    Fork-$25
    Crankset-Coffee($4)
    Tires-$48
    Stem-$2
    Headset, brakes, levers, chain, cog, wheelset, post, saddle, bars, grips, pedals, saddle- all had crap laying around or given to me


    $84'ish in the rig

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    That bike reminds me of mine. I love raw frames

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    it's like a pretend action tec pro fork!

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    LOL!

    Yup, I was thinking it looked like a neutered Headshok, hahaha.

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    That looks sweet. My steerer is about the same length too. How does it go off road?

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    It rode a little weird with the Easton 90x6'with a 5mm spacer on top of the stem, so I put on a Thomson X4 70x0' with all the spacers underneath and it rides really well.

    Gonna raise the front around another 5-8mm with my new headset (Tank Hit) and call it good. It's 1000% better than the old Mag21, that's for sure!

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