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3/26/2020 8:01 PM

Is this to much space ? If so is it ok to take my headset cap off? Photo

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3/26/2020 8:09 PM

Yeah, bit too much dead space. Take spacers out, if you can. It’s not entirely a good idea to run without a compression cap either.

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3/26/2020 8:20 PM

readybmxer wrote:

Yeah, bit too much dead space. Take spacers out, if you can. It’s not entirely a good idea to run without a compression cap either.

I have no spacers I guess I’ll have to get new forks

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3/26/2020 8:35 PM

So the space won’t be a problem ?

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3/26/2020 8:41 PM

If the top pinch bolt fully laps onto the fork tube, it's "probably" ok. If the fork is cut below the top pinch bolt, I wouldn't run it.If in doubt, get a new fork.

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3/26/2020 8:56 PM
Edited Date/Time: 3/26/2020 10:55 PM

I just ordered a thinner one the stranger ballast one so hopefully that works I’m sanding it down now so hopefully that works

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3/27/2020 8:08 AM

I have the odyssey pro dust cap

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3/27/2020 8:09 AM

Hopefully that works so I won’t order forks until I know I’m out of options

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3/27/2020 8:44 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/27/2020 8:49 AM

The pic makes me think it's the second one. There is lettering just like the second picture, in his picture. Either way it seems kind of odd to me. The second one looks like there is a spacer on top. My Eastern looks a bit like that but it's 2 pieces. And yeah, somehow cutting down or sanding down the top of that second one seems like it would work

Although that's gotta be like mine. Those are all separate pieces eh? If all you have is the flat piece on the bottom of that, then it seems like the forks are cut down a bit more than they should be...… I wondered about this the other day. You could technically just plop the stem on top of a bare bearing if you really wanted low, eh? I'm not sure how much of it would be covered though.

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3/27/2020 8:54 AM

Fortyseven wrote:

The pic makes me think it's the second one. There is lettering just like the second picture, in his picture. Either way it seems kind of odd to me. The second one looks like there is a spacer on top. My Eastern looks a bit like that but it's 2 pieces. And yeah, somehow cutting down or sanding down the top of that second one seems like it would work

Although that's gotta be like mine. Those are all separate pieces eh? If all you have is the flat piece on the bottom of that, then it seems like the forks are cut down a bit more than they should be...… I wondered about this the other day. You could technically just plop the stem on top of a bare bearing if you really wanted low, eh? I'm not sure how much of it would be covered though.

I have the second one and I sanded it done last night gonna check it out as soon as I go outside

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3/27/2020 8:57 AM

Can you give us a side shot? I'm just trying to understand how tall the top cap actually is. Seems like there are different types out there....

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3/27/2020 9:29 AM

They haven’t been cut at all

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3/27/2020 9:30 AM

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3/27/2020 12:23 PM

Those are uncut BSD Acid forks? I swear they came way longer.

What’s the measure of your headtube?

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3/27/2020 12:25 PM

readybmxer wrote:

Those are uncut BSD Acid forks? I swear they came way longer.

What’s the measure of your headtube?

157 they say I need 162mm or 164 mm to be safe

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3/27/2020 12:25 PM

I really don’t get why the steer tube is so short.

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3/27/2020 12:43 PM

readybmxer wrote:

Those are uncut BSD Acid forks? I swear they came way longer.

What’s the measure of your headtube?

5” headtube tallboy frame

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3/27/2020 12:55 PM

readybmxer wrote:

Those are uncut BSD Acid forks? I swear they came way longer.

What’s the measure of your headtube?

Joe_Mackin 3 wrote:

5” headtube tallboy frame

That's why. I saw your headtube and figured it was an S&M Tallboy. You need a fork with a longer steerer tube.

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3/27/2020 2:11 PM

You could remove the dust cap and use a thin spacer in its place. The dust cap isn't strictly necessary; just a good idea, if it fits.

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3/27/2020 2:12 PM

p1p1092 wrote:

You could remove the dust cap and use a thin spacer in its place. The dust cap isn't strictly necessary; just a good idea, if it fits.

I’ll try that it fits perfect without the cap also but I will try spacers

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3/27/2020 2:18 PM

Joe_Mackin 3 wrote:

I’ll try that it fits perfect without the cap also but I will try spacers

I'd just put one slim spacer underneath the stem to stop the wedge from gouging it and to be sure that when the wedge compresses down, your stem doesn't hit the frame. You also don't want the steerer tube coming up to the top of the stem as that will prevent you from tensioning the headset. A small gap of 3 or 4mm should ensure that you have no issues with tensioning the headset.

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3/27/2020 3:46 PM

p1p1092 wrote:

You could remove the dust cap and use a thin spacer in its place. The dust cap isn't strictly necessary; just a good idea, if it fits.

Joe_Mackin 3 wrote:

I’ll try that it fits perfect without the cap also but I will try spacers

p1p1092 wrote:

I'd just put one slim spacer underneath the stem to stop the wedge from gouging it and to be sure that when the wedge compresses down, your stem doesn't hit the frame. You also don't want the steerer tube coming up to the top of the stem as that will prevent you from tensioning the headset. A small gap of 3 or 4mm should ensure that you have no issues with tensioning the headset.

I’ll do that then thanks

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3/28/2020 8:18 AM

Is there a reason they make such a tall headtube?

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3/28/2020 9:06 AM

Fortyseven wrote:

Is there a reason they make such a tall headtube?

Aesthetics. It removes the need for the big stack of headset spacers people used to run. A lot of companies started making their frames like that, I'd say about 2 or 3 years ago.

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3/28/2020 9:29 AM

Fortyseven wrote:

Is there a reason they make such a tall headtube?

p1p1092 wrote:

Aesthetics. It removes the need for the big stack of headset spacers people used to run. A lot of companies started making their frames like that, I'd say about 2 or 3 years ago.

To phrase it a different way, you can set your stem higher while using fewer spacers. You could see it as part of the taller bars trend.

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3/28/2020 9:31 AM

Fortyseven wrote:

Is there a reason they make such a tall headtube?

To eliminate the use of spacers but I guess they forgot about steer tube height and shit

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3/28/2020 12:26 PM

Joe_Mackin 3 wrote:

To eliminate the use of spacers but I guess they forgot about steer tube height and shit

Back when the Acid forks were made, tall headtubes and bars weren’t in style.

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