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Would this break the headtube?

Hydesg

Chimp
Aug 17, 2010
13
0
its gonna huck down whistler man

do i need to masking tap the headtube to prevent it from breaking?
 

Wa-Aw

Monkey
Jul 30, 2010
354
0
Philippines
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.
 

kidwithbike

Monkey
Apr 16, 2007
466
0
Hoboken, NJ
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!
 

toowacky

Monkey
Feb 20, 2010
201
4
Pac NW
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.
 

Hydesg

Chimp
Aug 17, 2010
13
0
Heres the crazy bike.

At 140mm


At 180mm


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



 

bohorec

Monkey
Jun 26, 2007
327
0
lol 180 is minimum for a proper fr hardtail...

Just ride this thing until it fall apart then get a real hardtail, hehe
 

4130biker

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May 24, 2007
3,900
444
Lizard Town
it really seems to me that the 140 and 180mm pictures are identical.
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...