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Would this break the headtube?

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by Hydesg, Sep 12, 2010.

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  1. Hydesg

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    the frame passed cen rating for stiffness
     

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    nope 12345
     
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    wouldnt it stress the headtube?
     
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    who cares, huck it!
     
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    I doubt anyone who would ride that could break anything let alone the headtube off it.
     
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    its a pretty serious bike setup
     
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    its gonna huck down whistler man

    do i need to masking tap the headtube to prevent it from breaking?
     
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    I know this great paper mache recipe to fill the gap between the steerer and headtube with to keep that set up from wiggling around while you're doing your epic hux.
     
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    Try it out, let us know how it goes.
     
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    In Soviet Russia, headtube breaks you!!!
     
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    i was contemplating putting a dual crown fox 40
     
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    Maybe you can ride it with the fork backwards to even the angle?
     
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    sell the 40 and get a better frame :thumb:
     
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    Bwahaha!:rofl:
     
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    i have a ragley blue pig, love it! its pleeenty slack with a 140 fork, that seems like overkill chopper territory my man. its got a 1.5 ht so it should support it, but your handling is gonna suffer. you may want to email brant info@ragleybikes.com if you need further guidance, he is a wise man. have fun!
     
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    brant just replied.
    the bike would handle like crap if the fork is running at 180mm
     
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    It's too much, unless you want to go to a Chopper Convention. Can't you drop those forks down to 160mm or 150mm??
     
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    180mm on a hardtail. Was this ever a serious question?!
     
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    If you're serious about a Ragley w/ a 180mm, the Bagger 288 is made to handle it. Spec'd for a 160mm fork, but will handle a 180.

    Although I'm a fan of burly hardtails, 180 seems a bit much.
     
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    Heres the crazy bike.

    At 140mm


    At 180mm


    Don't really feel much difference at 180mm, but the front felt really heavy.



     
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    it really seems to me that the 140 and 180mm pictures are identical.
     
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    lol 180 is minimum for a proper fr hardtail...

    Just ride this thing until it fall apart then get a real hardtail, hehe
     
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    flip flop, that what the chopper steering is gonna be like.
     
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    no way man the cranks moved.
     
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    I was wondering why this thread is still going! Anyway, they really do look the same- maybe he posted two 180mm pics on accident? Pretty sure the handlebar is on the door latch in both pics...
     
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    sorry i wasted your time