Headset in, fits like a glove.
In goes the handle bar stem, and on go the North Road bars, upside down of course. I think they look much better like this. Not sure yet if it’ll make the riding position too agressive, I’ll have to wait until its rideable to know for definite.
On go the forks, but…..
Looks like I’m going to have to make a custom spring hanger bracket, as there’s no way the standard one will fit, its in line with the head tube.
Fire up SolidWorks, and get that kettle on, click.
Right, lets mark out this bracket and start cutting metal.
Rough it out on the milling machine, and I’ll shape the rest on the linisher.
It’s 8mm thick, so I’ll throw a bit of heat at it, and bend on the fly press.
Holes in, before I assemble with the headset I’ve got to find 8mm from somewhere, as I’m already using the full length of the steerer tube, and there’ll be no room for this too.
I’ll turn 8mm off the bottom step of the steerer tube, and that should do the trick.
Sand blasted the bracket, re-assemble the springer forks and head set, and we’re done.