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    Origin 8 carbon fork brake bosses

    Anyone with a origin 8 carbon fork able to safely remove the canti bosses? I have one on order. Is no biggie if they cannot be removed, but as I am using the 29" version with a 26" wheel, they will be useless. TIA ~joe

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    they are a clamped on piece. you could move them down for 26" or take then off easily.

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    Did you do this on your own? Was their any marks or anything in the spot they were before. I mean, do they clear coat it before the bosses are installed, or after? Thanks

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    I took the bosses of my Origin 8 CF fork. No marks or anything like that. Just two allen bolts to remove the bosses (they are just clamped onto the fork). You will not be able to tell a difference with them off.
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    I hear that those forks implode the minute you pay for them. LOL! It'll be here soon Joe! Ready for Saturday's freeze fest.
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    Yeah, it might implode, but then ill just blame the dog lol

    Saterday should be a good one. Might take the cross bike, not sure yet.

    Back to the fork... I may just move them down for use with a 26" wheel, as this is what this is going on, just needed the a-c length. Probably not. I just hope your guys cup remover will work. Mine is too old and worn out to work on the 1.5 headset

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    Do you have a frame designed for a 26" wheel? Why use the wrong fork? Are you trying to slacked all the angles? Turn a XC bike into a AM bike? Why why why???

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    I've used the regular cup remover, just worked it around the lip of the cup if it doesn't lock. Done it a bunch of times on a bunch of C'dales. I may make Friday a sick day, I got some new hardware coming that I would like to install before Saturday.
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    @yogii- Yes, have a 26" wheeled bike. The A-C on the Lever 2 fork is 465mm for version 2. The current fork on the bike (Deuce 100mm Air) is 470ish, so in reality, I'm steeping the HT angle a bit. The Version 1 (80mm corrected for 26" frames) is 428mm. Which would mess the geo hella up. Version 2 is 80mm corrected for 29" frames, but the rake is 43mm on both. It'll work, but the bosses will be in the wrong place to run V's on a 26 wheel. May run a 29" wheel at times for a 69 for sh!ts and giggles. I posted here, before the "better posted here..." cops jump in, because this fork is used by more 29er riders more than 26" riders. SO I thought you guys would have the best chances at answering my specific question.

    @ Mike- You should, and have a install party at the shop. I have some new X-0 shifters ready I might throw on this bike too.

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