I have just ordered a fixie frame with no forks.

I will need to order a set of forks and cut them correctly (to the right size) so I can install my headset.

Are there any tips/ tutorials on how to do this correctly the first time and avoid having cut the forks tube too short?


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  • Yes, I use spacers – ldvt5 Dec 2 '15 at 18:11

Park tool has plenty of information on how to do this, including how to cut a fork (and what tools are useful, namely a saw, a vise and a saw guide). They also have other directions, e.g. how to prep a frame for headset installation and what not.

Depending on the tools you have, and how prepared the frame comes, you may want to leave some of the preparation to a bike shop (e.g. very few home mechanics are equipped to ream/face a frame properly).

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