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OK so I got my frame done. Its a 68 bsa a65 with a david bird 2.5 drop hardtail.
I am trying to figure out what to do on the front end. I just got off the phone with forks by frank and he said that my stock front end can't be lowered because of the tubes.

I have been looking at the DNA springer ( -4") and like the way they look on the angry monkey bikes. If I went with a dna springer could I still use my stock wheel and front brake? Would I need to weld a bracket on the fork for the brake anchor strap?

my only other option would be to buy a different front end. I would still have to lower it then try to get my stock wheel and brake to work......
 

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The axle size wouldn't work on the DNA. I ran a spool with spacers on both my Triumphs, but there is a bung welded into the DNAs for a disc brake set-up. You may look at the sporty front ends if you have the 1 inch stem like the early Triumphs.


P.S. I didn't know Larry Bird made hardtails now ;)
 

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after thinking about it all night I am starting to play with the idea of building a girder. I have access to waterjet and cnc machines

My plan would be to use the stock stem (cut/modify as needed), and build the rest from scratch.

I have been searching for some detailed instructions or a build thread but haven't found anything fully informative....just bits and pieces
 
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