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Old 09-08-2012, 09:40 AM   #110
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Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Back in Seattle, FINALLY
Oddometer: 6,341
I finally assembled my front end onto my bike a few days ago and everything fit up well. The steering head bearings were a tight fit on the stem, but nothing that some freezing and heating couldn't cure. Removing them will be a PITA some day though. The only problem I'm seeing now is some EPIC stiction. I've gone through the recommended method of wheel installation to minimize it, but was wondering what other setup tips anyone might have for installation and alignment of 4860s. This is just a pair of ebay forks that I haven't opened up yet, so it's entirely possible that the internals are hosed and in need of a rebuild, but I'd just like to eliminate all other possibilities first.

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