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    has anyone ever put a suspension fork on a 24' general lee?

    i was just curious to see if it worked out okay, i may buy one to mess around on.if i did,i want to put a suspension fork on it though.

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    I have, it works fine. go with a 80mm fork, so you won't lose the responsiveness, you may even like 100mm, I have a buddy that runs a 100mm on a Fury and they have exactly the same Geom. I think his is just a tad bit too raked for my liking. The only major thing is the front axle being a 14mm, but you probably already thought about that. You may be able to get an adapter for your front hub, so you can put a 3/8" on there.

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    yeah i have a

    i am gonna put a rockshox revelelation 426 on there. if i do get it i am also gonna put a different wheel set on,most likely a funn 24' wheelset.is there enoguht tire clearance to run a maxxis holy roller 2.4,or a specialized rythm 2.3 on there?

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    Is the headtube a standard 1 1/8? Ive been looking into getting one and was wondering the same thing.

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    yes

    yes it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshfromkent
    i am gonna put a rockshox revelelation 426 on there. if i do get it i am also gonna put a different wheel set on,most likely a funn 24' wheelset.is there enoguht tire clearance to run a maxxis holy roller 2.4,or a specialized rythm 2.3 on there?
    I would not run a 130mm fork on there, It will be a bit raked out, if that's all you got, then that's all you got. I think 80mm is perfect, but 100mm is OK, but 130 maybe raked out a little much, just U-turn it down to 100mm and see if that suites you.

    And, yes there's no problem with tire clearence, especially with the 24"

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    thats what i am gonna do

    thats what i am going to do.100mm is good enough.

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    I didn't know they made 24 foot general lees...
    "Man goes in the cage. Cage goes in the salsa. Shark's in the salsa - our shark! We're gonna need a bigger boat."

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    smartass

    smartass

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    That's right, i figure, people do it to me on here all the time, so.
    "Man goes in the cage. Cage goes in the salsa. Shark's in the salsa - our shark! We're gonna need a bigger boat."

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    i'm sick ofit

    i'm sick of it. people know what you mean,so why the hell do they have to try and be all technical about it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshfromkent
    thats what i am going to do.100mm is good enough.
    Cool, well welcome to the club of peolpe that have great, cool, simple, affordable and lasting bikes, you'll love the setup. I know plenty of people on here will bash the idea, but they've never done it so they should shut up.

    PS: You may want to get a slightly less rise handlebar, just try it out first, see what you like.

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    i will

    i will, i am putting my deity bars and stem on there,profile cranks,primo sprocket,dk moto seat,some better tires,and funn wheelset.rockshox revelation,chris king headset,all the goodies.

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    i'm just curious not tryin to hate or anything here but why are you gettin a cheep bmx and then switching out most of the components to mtb components? why not just get a cheep ht frame like a steelhead put that fork and those 24's on then you just need a few more parts and you've got a dirt jumper for about the same price

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    good question

    i like the feel of a bmx frame,and the fact that it has 14mm dropouts,and no disc brake mounts in the rear, i can run pegs again if i want,and its meant for one wheel size,i like that shorter rear stay.i have a p3,and i can run 24's on it,but it blows for street riding,which is what i ride 90% of the time. i want a full cromo, light as hell frame for 24' wheels. unless its a 24 cycles pornking. that bike is the best aluminum urban bike made hands down.

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    also

    a friend and i have started a bike company,and we are currently designing a 24' specicfic urban frame,and until i get a chance to make one,i need a beater bike.and the general lee is the right price for a frame to last 4-6months. we are going to my dads shop to make stems this weekend. if i get a chance i'll take photos of them this weekend.

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