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questions about my "new front end"(5 posts)

questions about my "new front end"Scott G.
Jul 25, 2001 10:08 PM
hello all...

finally broke down and got a new fork, new stem and a threadless headset. so far i really like the set up but....

my reynolds pro fork has a small hole on the inside of both fork legs. is this normal?

and also to get my bars to the right height i had to put 1 1/2" of spacers. reynolds say to only put on 1" on my 1" steerer. am i going to pay for this? i weigh 150. all these spacers look silly with my 90cm stem. any other ways to rise the bars up without all these spacers?

again thanks for your help!
The holes are probably...MrCelloBoy
Jul 26, 2001 7:31 AM
part of the forming process. You can probably locate an online customer service number for Reynolds if you want to ask them.
You can get the rise with a riser STEM.
re: questions about my "new front end"badabill
Jul 26, 2001 8:28 AM
I believe The holes are from the manufacturing. They are on mine also. I would get rid of the spacers and get a riser stem. The Pro uses a carbon steerer that may not be as strong as a steel one on the Reynolds comp. . Some riders have complained that the pro has some flex in the steerer, I have not found that to be the case.
My understanding is thatnutmegger
Jul 26, 2001 12:26 PM
the holes are there to allow for the escape of gasses which build up during the manufacturing process. I believe you will find similar holes on just about every fork although the positions will vary depending on the make. Of course, I could be wrong.
Holes are NORMAL, don't sweat it and ride..... (nm)2 Phil's and a Dean
Jul 27, 2001 8:05 AM
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