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    Put some grease on your seat post, it will help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc View Post
    Put some grease on your seat post, it will help.
    Help what?

    Personally, I like a seat on the seat post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc View Post
    Put some grease on your seat post, it will help.
    That was another question, any special type of grease need to be used(Park multi purpose) and will any be sufficient.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wa-loaf View Post
    You need to do a better job of documenting this stuff here.
    I'll take some pics of the pile of parts this weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MR. evil View Post
    The 456 frame has a really short head tube, your most likely going to need to cut down the fork steerer tube a little. Don't cut too much off, that way you will be able to easily transfer the fork to another bike in the future. Anyway, the best thing I have found for the job is a pipe / tubing cutter.
    Leave the steerer tube longer than you think you need and put spacers on top of the stem if you need to. That will give you more options if you decide you want the bars up higher, or transfer the fork to something else. Make sure at the very least you leave enough length for some spacers and the total stem height (minus a few MM). If you cut the steerer too short then you're screwed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bvibert View Post
    Leave the steerer tube longer than you think you need and put spacers on top of the stem if you need to. That will give you more options if you decide you want the bars up higher, or transfer the fork to something else. Make sure at the very least you leave enough length for some spacers and the total stem height (minus a few MM). If you cut the steerer too short then you're screwed.
    Like I said the head tube on that frame is really short. On mine I have about a 1.5" stack, a beefy stem and about 1" of stack above the stem. I cut the steerer tube long enough so it would still comfortably work on my 5 spot if I need to transfer the fork over. I still had to cut off some steerer tube to get those numbers. If I didn't do any cutting I would have had a huge stack above or below the stem.

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    Should I have ordered some spacers or is there something else i can use?
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    Quote Originally Posted by o3jeff View Post
    Should I have ordered some spacers or is there something else i can use?
    Ya, you going to need some spacers, your bike should have them

    Edit: your also going to need a star nut installed in the steerer tube of your fork. It's only a couple bucks at any shop and easy to do yourself.

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    Seat and seat post
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    Looking good!

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