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    Bike gets early X-mas presents....

    After much back & forth, I found an SC32 for a fair price. Picked up a nice low profile crank bro's headset from crc since I'll need all the room I can get (only 8.5" steerer).

    Got the wheel in the fork & found it was about 5mm off center & rubbing one of the fork legs, so about 3/4 turn loosening one side & tightening the other, everything is centered & decent clearance

    I did not want to deal with taking my bike into the shop again, so I made a headset cup remover out of some heavy walled PVC (same idea as the park tools version, just not as "permanent or expensive). Worked well, popped them out with no damage.

    The I made a headset press out of some 3/4" threaded rod & big washers & some bolts. Worked better than I could have hoped for, new headset went in easily.

    Put it all back together & got brake adjusted.

    Just waiting on the 29er kit to show up so I can convert it, change the fork oil, then ride!!!!!
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    Congrats on finally finding one !




    Hail Santa !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabies010 View Post
    Congrats on finally finding one !




    Hail Santa !
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    Good Result
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    Now that is a ZERO!!!!!!!!! good job! Kitchen shops are the best..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperBlinky View Post
    Now that is a ZERO!!!!!!!!! good job! Kitchen shops are the best..........

    Cleaned up 10 mins before wife got home

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shark View Post

    Cleaned up 10 mins before wife got home
    More than enough time to crack open a beer and pretend like nothing's happened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shark View Post

    Cleaned up 10 mins before wife got home
    Honey.....Why is there a headset bearing in the sink

    Missed one. Been there, done that

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    Sorry, but you're gonna need a narrower rim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atom29 View Post
    Sorry, but you're gonna need a narrower rim.
    Care to explain?
    I'm not running a BFL, pretty sure others have reported using RD's with no issues? There seems to be a decent amount of clearance so far, no different than the back wheel & frame clearance.

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    Although it looks very nice, the clearance looks pretty slim. Maybe it's just the camera angle. I've only ever seen 65mm rims in those forks. But I'm no expert here. Just kinda looked like the monstercross thread where people think you can use a tire because theres 1mm clearance.

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    Ok, I thought you had tried it & knew something I didn't.....

    I can almost fit a finger in there, it's the camera angle. I don't go mud-boggin' with it, only singletrack, so I think it'll be OK. I'll update once I get a ride on it if it dries up (go figure, right?). 29er spacers should be here in a day so it is almost ready!

    I believe using these rims + a DUC can give slight rubbing at the top, but that fork is tapered where the SC32 is not.

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    Woot!
    29er spacers showed up, so I pulled it apart. Good thing too, as the oil inside looked tired, and the inner air section on the damper side had no pressure.
    Should get a nice frozen ride sat morning before things thaw.

    Edit...
    About 4mm clearance on each side, can't see it being a problem.
    Last edited by Shark; 12-08-2011 at 07:38 PM.

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