500b fork leg spacers

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500b fork leg spacers

Postby Irideforlife » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:22 pm

Anyone got a pair of the fork leg spacers that go under the circling at the top of the fork leg
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Re: 500b fork leg spacers

Postby mkCX » Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:41 am

Part number 7 shown Here?

If so I found those impossible to find (One of mine got bent, which luckily I was able to flatten again). The general consensus is that they can be left off.
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Re: 500b fork leg spacers

Postby ericry » Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:30 pm

I wouldnt leave them out - they are the washer that sits under the circlip.

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Re: 500b fork leg spacers

Postby Irideforlife » Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:36 pm

Yea that is them and I need them
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Re: 500b fork leg spacers

Postby ericry » Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:46 pm

I bought one before for my euro from DS, wasnt dear but postage was !!

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Re: 500b fork leg spacers

Postby mkCX » Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:34 am

They were completely impossible to find my B model forks. I couldn't even find a suitably sized alternative. Luckily I was able to bend mine back as it wasn't too badly deformed. Plenty of folk on the American CX forum are running without them without issue.
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Re: 500b fork leg spacers

Postby ericry » Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:52 am

Like a few other things it would be easy enough to get some of these made up. Its only like a large washer to certain measurements.

I'm not suggesting the club do it but if someone wanted to invest a few quid to get a batch made up I'm sure they would be easily sold among the various CX clubs around the world ??

I think the club needs to be a little cautious in investing in making and holding lots of spares - better to get an idea of numbers, make a batch to cover this plus 50%, then sell the rest on. To do this involves lots of work in spec'ing the part, sourcing a manufacturer, selling the part internally, then selling remaining parts externally etc etc....all adds up to lots of effort for minimal return (financially)

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Re: 500b fork leg spacers

Postby Irideforlife » Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:47 pm

Left mine off and both are leaking and not really been used
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