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    Custom fork not as excepted

    i have a new frame and fork, we discuss on the fork a-c crown, deciding it to be 430, i now check the fork and he is 420, is this 1cm is a mistake that can happen? is the job of making the fork is hard to be precise with?
    im asking that because now i see that my top tube is not horizontal, the little bulb shows that the bike lean more down to the front, which will make me lean more down to the front, i should say that the bulb is not really out of balance but there is a slight drop, do you think its something i should consider change or this is not critical?
    thanks in advance.

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    There are a varieties of mistakes people can make when measuring A-C. Post a picture of what you are measuring.
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    I think the 1 cm offset might be a measuring error caused by those fingernails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shartist View Post
    I think the 1 cm offset might be a measuring error caused by those fingernails.
    haha i like them..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy22 View Post
    haha i like them..
    for breaking down a cigar for a blunt or ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spindelatron View Post
    for breaking down a cigar for a blunt or ???
    nah, just easier to peel oranges with that, and i love the overall look.

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    One option is that the builder has not made a bespoke fork at all and supplied a generic version.
    Option 2 is that he made it wrong.
    You should be able to ask for what you paid for and return the incorrect fork.

    Have you discussed this with the builder?
    No good going to the forum first.

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    In the photos, it looks like you aren't measuring the fork correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Malcolm View Post
    One option is that the builder has not made a bespoke fork at all and supplied a generic version.
    Option 2 is that he made it wrong.
    You should be able to ask for what you paid for and return the incorrect fork.

    Have you discussed this with the builder?
    No good going to the forum first.

    Eric
    there was already a problem in the fork, that he fixed.
    now there is that one, i will check with him.
    do you think i measure the fork correct?

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    why? middle of axle to top of crown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pvd View Post
    In the photos, it looks like you aren't measuring the fork correctly.
    why? middle of axle to top of the crown..

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    It helps if you PUT PANTS ON.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spindelatron View Post
    for breaking down a cigar for a blunt or ???
    And by or??? I think hes asking if those are five pronged excavators of blow mountain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mack_turtle View Post
    It helps if you PUT PANTS ON.
    give me a break..this is how im hanging around in my area, keep your head open, still love you though

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    Since no one will answer your question:

    Axle to crown is measured parallel to the steerer tube, so you have the wrong piece of the triangle.

    But let's say the fork is 430 A-C with 50mm offset. Using the Pythagorean theory, we can calculate what the distance you are measuring should be:

    sqrt(430*430 + 50*50) = 433

    So even measuring the wrong number, the distance should be close to 430, and it is definitely not!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dr.welby View Post
    Since no one will answer your question:

    Axle to crown is measured parallel to the steerer tube, so you have the wrong piece of the triangle.

    But let's say the fork is 430 A-C with 50mm offset. Using the Pythagorean theory, we can calculate what the distance you are measuring should be:

    sqrt(430*430 + 50*50) = 433

    So even measuring the wrong number, the distance should be close to 430, and it is definitely not!
    thank you sir

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