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Are these forks okay?

anditsinthereanditsinthere Posts: 210
edited June 2011 in MTB buying advice
Are these forks okay for my 18' frame Vulcan? Also do i need a star nut to fit them?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Rockshox-Reba-SL- ... _500wt_945

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    if the steerer is long enough then yes.
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  • PaulkingkPaulkingk Posts: 689
    Yes indeed they are. Just check that with your headset and stem in place that the steerer tube is long enough, the Vulcan is designed around a 100mm travel fork., I recently fitted some Toras to a vulcan disc spec frame, the steerer tube was only 155mm and that was perfect, cant see a 18 inch frames head tube is gonna be that much longer. you will prob need a star nut if there isn't one in the fork already.
  • Paulkingk wrote:
    Yes indeed they are. Just check that with your headset and stem in place that the steerer tube is long enough, the Vulcan is designed around a 100mm travel fork., I recently fitted some Toras to a vulcan disc spec frame, the steerer tube was only 155mm and that was perfect, cant see a 18 inch frames head tube is gonna be that much longer. you will prob need a star nut if there isn't one in the fork already.

    Which Tora did you fit? 302? I think the star nut is supplied with the forks, are they straight forward to fit?

    :wink:
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    Starnut normally comes with a headset not forks, but they are £2.99 at Halfords.
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  • Any particular brand the star nuts or are they all the same brand? Halfords said they would fit them for £10 anyway depends on a scale of 1-10 difficulty they are to fit.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    Probably a 3.
    In my experience, a starnut is a starnut.
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  • Defo a Reba fork then or a Tora which are guaranteed to fit??
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    Defo a Reba fork then or a Tora which are guaranteed to fit??

    err a tora is just as likely to fit as the reba.

    AS LONG AS THE STEERER IS LONG ENOUGH.
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  • PaulkingkPaulkingk Posts: 689
    Judging by the bewilderment, £10 may be well spent to have them fitted
  • Paulkingk wrote:
    Judging by the bewilderment, £10 may be well spent to have them fitted

    i was thinking that, id rather pay someone the hassle of sorting them if they dont fit first time!
  • PaulkingkPaulkingk Posts: 689
    yep you'll prob have to cut the steerer tube down, getting a star nut in straight can be tricky if you don't have the tool.............So pay the man!
  • Paul you are correct there mate, Reba it is then! :wink: oh and white as well 8)
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    Paul you are correct there mate, Reba it is then! :wink: oh and white as well 8)

    so have you measure your current steerer?
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