Questions tagged [fork]

Usually means the front fork, where the front wheel sits. Can also mean the rear fork, a part of the frame.

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Ultra-light steerer cap idea

I want to run a brake hose through my steerer tube and need space for a clean exit. My idea is to attach a kevlar spoke to the crown of the fork using the fender attachment point. Then I can run that ...
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Can I safely drill a hole from the crown into the steerer in my carbon fork?

I want to install dynamo-powered USB charging apparatus inside my fork steerer. However, it's a carbon fork that has no exit at the crown for the dynamo wiring. Is it safe to drill a small hole (at ...
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Felt F2 2014 Fork advice needed

I got hold of a 2014 Felt 2 56 cm frame without fork, really light frame. In my simple mind I thought I could easily find a fork for this bike. I had a look on here. https://99spokes.com/en-GB/bikes/...
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Rockshox 35 Gold RL weight?

I am trying to account for weight differences between the Salsa Timberjack 29 XT and GX builds. They have 2.4 pounds difference. Primary differences are fork and XT/GX Eagle drivetrain. I suspect the ...
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Can I replace the spring in a 2011 Rockshox Recon Silver TK?

I have a second hand Rockshox Recon Silver TK (2011 I think). The spring is very soft and I would like to replace it with a stiffer one. I asked my LBS, who said you couldn't replace the springs on ...
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How do I remove the stem/fork on this style of vintage bike?

Picked up a cheap vintage bike, and I'm getting it ready for a family member to ride. I want to put a different stem/handlebars; but I'm unable to back out the quill to remove the stem. In checking ...
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How often do you really need to service forks and shocks?

According to manuals, forks and shocks have to be serviced regularly. For example, rockshox forks have 50-hour and 200-hour service kits/instructions. On one hand, I know people who swear by these ...
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Which way to use a crown race removal tool?

I purchased the following crown race removal tool: http://www.birzman.com/products_2.php?uID=2&cID=24&Key=106 It has a flat side and a side with 45 degree chamfered edge. I suppose the idea is ...
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Buidling my own bike - what are these VERY small rings for in the fork?

I am trying to build my own bike. I ordered a frame that came with a fork and the stem locks. Now I am finished and i unfortunately see two of these VERY small rings.. they came with the fork+frame ...
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Carbon fork steerer defect?

Any carbon experts out there? I have zero experience with carbon-* anything. A brand new unused monocoque CF fork arrived from the manufacturer. Steerer has an imperfection in it. Very difficult to ...
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Fork done for? Has slight cut on the steerer that

Got this cyclocross frame with a fork, didn't see the cut in the steerer tube until much later. Has a 1mm? deep cut on half of the steerer tube. Is this fork done for? Or am I just paranoid. Aluminum ...
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Should I change Damper body of SR Suntour XCM Fork

I've disassembled the fork and checked the "Damper body" whether it was working correctly. It sounded a little bit strange. but I am not sure whether it was OK. The reason for disassembling ...
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Stuck/stripped plastic cap - Rock Shox Judy 1

I'm servicing a Scott Reflex 40- I suspect 2006 model (bought 2nd hand), with Rock Shox Judy 1 front forks. I can disassemble the RHS (facing the shocks) but the LHS I am unable to remove the plastic ...
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Can I fit any headset to steering column / head tube as long as it is threadless and same diameter?

I want to convert from 1 inch threaded fork to 1 inch threadless. What measurements do I need to take into consideration when choosing the fork and headset for my head tube? Can I fit any headset to ...
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I removed my fork from frame, and forgot the order of the headset spacers and bearing races, what do I do?

My bike is the Diamondback Expresso 27.5 and the forks are VAXA 100mm forks and after, when I tried to put them back on, the top tube of the suspension forks wobbles around, even when I've put all the ...
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Front brake causes violent shudder

My bike is equipped with disk-brakes. It also has a fork with suspension. When I apply the front brake, my fork vibrates violently, as can be seen below: I've adjusted ...
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Can I use mtb rigid fork in touring frame?

I am looking to change my fork because of some issue(broken). My problem is my headtube is the standard ec34, which is why I can't use tapered fork. So, I am looking at some mtb rigid fork, which have ...
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Do I need to remove the headset cups to convert threaded to threadless fork?

I want to change a 1 inch threaded fork to 1 inch threadless fork, but according to some tutorials on the internet, the process of removing and installing new cups looks a bit difficult and requires ...
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Canyon Endurace CF 8: expander vs compression ring

I recently bought the Canyon Endurace CF 8 and after talking with the support center, they told me the expander is the compression ring Ai-70. However, after riding the bike for some km, I notice the ...
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What model are these forks?

Recently, I picked up this set of threaded forks. I saw the chrome and it looked clean enough so took a better look and saw the make ‘campagnolo’ written on the stem. In the end I got them for the ...
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Manitou fork made a popping sound and went soft with squelchy sounds, why?

I jumped off a curb at speed and the front fork popped loudly like a balloon, except louder and at a lower frequency. Now my forks make a squishy sound and have gone soft. perhaps the pneumatic ...
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Can aftermarket 32mm Dust Seals and Foam Rings be used on my Rockshox Recon?

My Rockshox Recon TK Silver 29 (2017) is long overdue a dust seal and foam ring replacement. It's been very difficult trying to find a Rockshox 32mm Recon Service kit, but I did manage to find some ...
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Can I use a 29er rigid front fork and still use 650b wheels (brakes are disc)? Any negative side effects?

I have a Jamis Dragon 27.5 hardtail that I would like to convert to more of a gravel bike. It is hard to find a 27.5 rigid fork with a 1-1/8" non-tapered steer tube. Would there be any negative ...
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How to service a RST Sofi Fork?

My wife's bike has a fork by RST, Sofi. Definitely a budget fork, however is working quite well for the occasional use. I saw that the the seals rings are quite damaged, and I was looking to ...
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Rockshox gold RL bottomless tockens?

The table in this document is very useful, however for my rockshox gold RL it does not specifiy how many for my particular fork (160mm Rockshox 35 Gold RL), can anyone help?
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What is the name of the part between a wheel hub bearing and the fork, and where can I find a replacement?

I have a mountain bike (2017 Orbea Loki 27+ H30) and at some point I've lost the piece of the front wheel that fills the gap between the bearing, and the fork. As a result, the front wheel has play ...
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Fork travel on a mtb [closed]

I just wanted to ask how much fork travel does this bike have and is it worthy of buying??
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Front wheel twist and move in dropouts when braking or on aggressive turns

I discovered that my front wheel moves on the dropouts. I have searched the web to know why? But most of answers was "replace quick release and problem gone" so I replaced the quick-release ...
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Road bike 1.5" Integrated tapered Headtube to a 1 1/4 tapered Fork compatibility

Currently have a road bike running with 1.5" Integrated tapered Headtube with a 1.5" tapered fork was looking to upgrade to an Enve road fork with a 1 1/4 Tapered fork. Was wondering what ...
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How does front projection affect stability?

So I was reading this article called Stability of a Bicycle by David E. H. Jones and in it he talked about how front projection affects the stability of a bicycle with a negative front projection ...
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What to buy for replacing missing fork top cap?

The bike I own is a pretty old Nishiki 351 Hybrid bike, so any branded spare parts are pretty hard to find. Now I have this issue of missing a top cap from the fork (see image). What kind of cap ...
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How to remove the fork off this Peugeot Nouveau

I have this Peugeot Nouveau fold up bicycle that I'm trying to restore, but I can't manage to remove the forks from the frame. I've removed the handle bars and the stem(?) as well as the pieces that ...
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Is my fork suitable for my wheel

I bought this front wheel https://www.probikeshop.fr/roue-avant-mavic-aksium-ust-disc-a-pneus-center-lock-2-aa9/154559.html and this surly fork https://www.bike-components.de/fr/Surly/Fourche-Rigide-...
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does anyone know any forks i can fit on my specialized pitch XC bike [closed]

so I'm looking to get a new for fork for my Specialised pitch, and it's a quick release wheel so need quick release forks, does anyone know any forks?
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Original fork 1'', new fork 1 1/8''

I put a picture of my original frame. The internal diameter of the straight cylinder is 31mm. In this frame was installed an original fork of diameter 1''. I would like to buy this fork : https://www....
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Broken fork bearing crown race stays

this is my diy electric bike, but in the latest headset servicing (I had to change the seal of the top bearing), I noticed that I've a broken part on the top of the "bearing crown race stays"...
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Need help trying to find a solution to these vertical, linear scratches on my Rockshox stanchions

I'm unsure whether these scratches are completely normal wear for my 3 year old never-been-serviced Rockshox Recon TK Silver 29 because they don't feel rough to the touch, and the fork has been ...
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Is this the correct orientation of this type of negative plate?

The photos below are of an air spring from an '07 Fox 32 Alps Series fork. Likely an OE model, 100mm travel, and is an RL. I'm getting confused on the orientation of this type of negative plate. These ...
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Can Someone Help Me ID This Marzocchi Fork?

I know it’s a Marzocchi, maybe a Dirt Jumper 3? but I’m trying to ID it so I can do a service and also would like to know the proper air pressure, which I can’t figure out without knowing what model ...
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What are the benefits of oversize lower headset bearings?

Long time ago, bicycles had threaded 1 inch headsets and fork steerer tubes were always made of steel. Then, approximately the same time, 1+1/8 inch headsets, threadless headsets and steerer tubes ...
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The outside diameter of the brake rotor rubs against the caliper

I have upgraded my bike with a new front suspension fork. Bought and fitted an adaptor from Shimano as the fork is laid out for 160mm (Postmount 6) and my disc front wheel brake rotor is 180mm. ...
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How often should air spring forks be reinflated (topped up)?

Forks that use an air spring, as opposed to a coil spring, have to be pumped up to the desired pressure to work as intended (using a shock pump). From experience, I know that they lose pressure over ...
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Should I wipe my suspension fork stanchions with a wet or dry cloth after rides?

Just wondering if I should use a wet or dry cloth to wipe my fork stanchions after each ride.
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Should an integrated crown race of an carbon fork be greased before assembly?

I'm assembling a 3T Exploro Team 2020. It seems like the fork has an integrated crown race. Should it be greased before assembly and pre-loading?
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Fork seized to frame: can I just hammer it down now?

I need to service a headset of bike as it was initially not even turning without applying strength. And even then it would make an awful noise. I suspect a lot of rust in there. I have removed the ...
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What happens if you neglect front suspension maintanance?

My bike has front suspension, which I have never done any maintenance to, and I don't plan to do so in the future either. I've owned it for 10 years now, and it's kinda stiff by now, but other than ...
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Changing from rigid to suspension fork

https://whitebikes.com/ax-290-ff-20/b/2461/ This is my bike and I'm planning to use suspension fork on it, I've converted it to ebike. My budget is approximately 100€/120 dollars. Do you have any ...
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Uneven oil on stanchions - brand new bike?

I recently got myself a new bike with a RockShox Judy Silver fork and all has been good so far, however I noticed after the first ride that quite a bit of oil ended up on the stanchions, which I ...
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How to Remove This Fork?

I'm restoring another old bike of mine (20 y.o). Want to repaint the bike, but I need to remove all the parts. Trying to remove the old rusty fork but have no idea how to do it. I tried to remove the ...
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Very short travel minimalist suspension fork for rails-to-trails riding

I would like to convert a MTB frame to an XC bike for riding on former railroad tracks that have been converted to trails that present a mix of surfaces: fine gravel, dirt road with crushed stone, ...

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