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Re: mirraco icon

Postby blammo585 » Fri Jul 11, 2014 3:32 pm

I assume that the small hole in the middle is threaded. This type of fork doesn't use a star nut that you tap into the steerer tube. The welded in piece acts as a star nut. Then you have a bolt that threads in to apply the compression. Look at my thread on my DK and take a look at the second pic and you can see the bolt I'm talking about. You can also see a good example in the build I did on my son's Haro that I have on here. If the bolt didn't come with the fork, go to a hardware store and take your fork with you. Lowes didn't have the size and pitch I needed for my son's fork. You'll be better off to go to a "real" hardware store. Also, if you plan on putting a front brake on you'll have to drill a hole through the bolt you get.

I guess this goes without saying, but with these forks you can't cut down the steerer tube. You'll have to use spacers to get everything right.
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Re: mirraco icon

Postby Falkon45 » Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:25 pm

Thanks, man! Well, this puts me in a hard spot. I'm pretty sure the bolt I get won't be able to fit through the cap for my headset. I may be able to drill it out. Hmm... time to start figuring again.
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Re: mirraco icon

Postby blammo585 » Sat Jul 12, 2014 5:58 am

Falkon45 wrote:Thanks, man! Well, this puts me in a hard spot. I'm pretty sure the bolt I get won't be able to fit through the cap for my headset. I may be able to drill it out. Hmm... time to start figuring again.


You won't use the top cap of the headset. You'll have to get a washer to set on top of the stem and then put your bolt through it.
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Re: mirraco icon

Postby blammo585 » Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:07 am

Found you a deal on a crankset, http://www.meltonscycleshop.com/EASTERN ... ED-KIT.htm. I just happened to stumble across it. The cranks are 170mm but it's getting more common to run shorter cranks on "freestyle" bikes now.
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Re: mirraco icon

Postby Falkon45 » Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:52 pm

Thanks blammo! Put the cranks on order tonight! That, plus the seatpost almost finishes the bike. Need a new gyro, and brake line and tires/tubes.
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Re: mirraco icon

Postby blammo585 » Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:04 pm

What's the status? Have you put the cranks on?
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Re: mirraco icon

Postby Falkon45 » Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:58 pm

Not yet. I got everything in cept for a seat post clamp. I need a spacer for the chainring I have. I think it has a 22 or 24mm hole, and I don't have the ring to fit into it. I also need to get my headset tool back from my friend's house, so I can install the new headset and BB bearings. Then I need tires... gonna just get some walmart cheapies for now. Running a rear brake only, as well.
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Re: mirraco icon

Postby blammo585 » Wed Aug 20, 2014 5:37 am

You'd probably be better off ordering the Animal tires from danscomp.com. They're $10 each. I haven't seen any tires in Walmart that cheap.
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Re: mirraco icon

Postby Falkon45 » Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:22 am

Dang. Sounds good, then. I was gonna do yellow tires to go with the gold. Then just opted for black. Threw some red in there for parts availability and some I already had.
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Re: mirraco icon

Postby Falkon45 » Sat Sep 27, 2014 6:28 pm

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how it sits, so far. Need a seat post clamp. Probably gonna get the steerer tube cut so I can use a start nut. It's a little long, anyway. Bought a non gyro compatible headset, so now I have a new gyro for sale. Lol. Went to a LBS out here to find a ring to fit the chainring I got, and ended up getting another, because he didn't have one. Asked about tires, and henhad the yellow ones sitting there! Snatched them up. Can't wait to finish this bike. Gonna test ride with my son, then pass it on to my cousin.
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