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Offline dethtrk17

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Cutting fork dropouts
« on: April 04, 2012, 12:40:48 AM »
I have my eye on a set of tanakas. I ride 14mm axles. Im damn good with an angle grinder.....

What you guys think?
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Offline AlarmedBread

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Re: Cutting fork dropouts
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2012, 01:03:43 AM »
I'd measure a set first if you can. The way the leg is welded on the inside and the two holes at the end of the dropout might cause problems or they might just disappear.

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Re: Cutting fork dropouts
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2012, 01:06:53 AM »
Yea thats what i was just noticing. Hmm. It probably wouldnt matter tho.

Im concerned about strength issues.

Offline K.Wong

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Re: Cutting fork dropouts
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2012, 11:44:30 AM »
get odsy instead?

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Re: Cutting fork dropouts
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2012, 02:11:16 PM »
Hubs are far cheaper than a pair of forks, your time , and bike parts breaking under you. 

There are plenty of hubs on the market that can withstand just as much, if not more abuse as a 14mm axle hub. 

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Re: Cutting fork dropouts
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2012, 10:43:02 AM »
that's so true!

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Re: Cutting fork dropouts
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2012, 03:36:17 AM »
Well im kinda on a budget. I cant just throw down cash on a new wheelset and forks but thanks guys.

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Re: Cutting fork dropouts
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2012, 11:29:31 PM »
Hi,
I have had OG Vajda and Odyssey Classic forks grinded to 14 mm. As the dropouts are heat treated (as the whole fork) it is not so easy. I would ask some people with a professional milling machine.
I think the newer Tanakas have holes pretty close to the axle slit. These could be to close to widen the slit without reaching them...
In the case of the OG and Odyssey forks I have not had any kind of problems with the modified dropouts.