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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Carbon steerer tube scratch (inside the tube) - how bad is it?

Today I looked into my steerer tube and saw this: Since Im new to carbon frame, I cannot decide if this is a serious problem which has to be fixed asap, or just a minor scratch on the surface. It ...
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Too much movement in the stem

Basically what is going on with my bike is that I tried to fix a creaking problem in the area where the stem and the bike frame meet. I took apart the front of the bike and some of the headset pieces ...
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Rounded out top cap bolt

I've rounded out my top cap bolt by using a bad allen key. I've tried most solutions to removing stripped bolts but none of these have solved this issue. If I use a large adjustable wrench and place ...
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Rockshox Pike Scratch

I have a rockshox pike with scratches on the fork stanchion. I would like to know if there was anything I can do without buying a new one. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Here is a ...
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Dyno moto 7 headset bearing setup

I have a dyno moto7 cruiser made in 97 i removed the forks to paint the frame and there were 3 bearings that came out when the forks were removed. No one can figure out how the third bearing goes back....
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Upgrading front suspension for an entry level MTB

I recently bought a used hardtail MTB (my first bike ever) with Shimano's Acera groupset, double-wall wheels, but the front SR Ssuntour suspension has only 30 mm travel, which isn't enough for riding ...
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Front wheel tilted fork alignment problem

I have this Dawes Discovery Twin and there seems to be a problem with one, or maybe both, of the quick release dropouts. The front wheel tilts a little to the right and rubs the brake shoe. I already ...
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Fork replacement [closed]

I have a 2014 Boardman MX Sport with Suntour NCX D forks. I want to swap for a pair of rigid carbon forks. Any suggestions which fork will be suitable - I can't locate any. Thanks
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Croix De Fer fork replacement

I own a 2019 Croix De Fer 10 and would like to replace its fork since I recently damaged it. I went on Genesis's website to try and find out exactly what kind of fork it is, I am quite new to bike ...
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Any drawbacks in using long-travel forks with huge sag instead of regular XC fork?

There is a trick which some cyclists use. Instead of the regular fork, let's say 100mm, they put a fork with bigger travel (140-160mm). Then they pump pretty low pressure so the sag is huge and the ...
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Removing an internal headset before pulling the fork?

I'm completely taking apart a 2014 Kona UTE (for fun, and to clean it, but nothing wrong with it). I'm not sure how to proceed with the fork. It is now "bare" (no wheel, no cable, no handle, ...
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Can I replace 1 inch threaded fork by a 1 inch threadless one?

I have a road cycle with a 1 inch threaded fork. I wish to replace the fork in order to allow larger tires on this bike, but will have to replace the fork. I find in some shops 1 inch threadless forks....
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Carbon taperd road fork - use crown race or not?

I have a 2016 Trek Emonda ALR 5 with a carbon fork. I am assembling the bike after general maintenance, and have noticed that I am missing (or: think I'm missing = am not sure) a crown race for the ...
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Gap between internal cartridge headset and fork

so I've replaced the bottom headset on my 2016 Kona Jake the Snake as the old one was rough and rusted. The replacement is the same size in all dimensions however doesn't seem to fit in properly - ...
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Carbon steerer with expander plug under the stem, should I be worried?

I just bought a custom fixed gear frame that comes with a carbon fork with carbon steerer, off a guy who already cut the steerer lower than the stem so that the cap can sit flush on the stem. Normally ...
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Can I put other type of fork to a downhill frame? Is this a DH frame?

I've recently bought a 29er downhill frame and since I am new to MTB, I was wondering if I can put an other type of fork to this dh frame. Something like an enduro fork with 180mm travel? ! The ...
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Is my new-to-me used suspension fork a MY2000 Manitou Mars Elite Hyperlite?

I just got a new-to-me used fork from circa 2000. It's supposed to be a 26" 1 1/8th threadless Manitou Mars Elite fork with 80mm travel. I'd like to source spare parts and repair/service instructions ...
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How do I add pressure and adjust rebound on older mountain bike forks?

It doesn't have design of modern forks and I can't find a tutorial online for a fork like this. Any tips?
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Disc brake conversion for Trek 7.5 FX from 2012 [duplicate]

Looking for a few tips to help me with a project. I got a Trek 7.5 FX 2012 as a hand-me-down and love the bike, but I am having trouble getting used to the brakes. I would like to do a conversion to ...
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Unidentified clicking sound coming from front wheel area when performing an endo

I have recently bought a Canyon Strive CF and have had no problems or crashes on it. However, there is an unpredictable clicking sound coming from the front wheel area (not sure whether it's from the ...
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Headset/fork adaptor from semi-integrated to integrated?

I'm building a Frankenstein fixie from a variety of parts lying around and have run into a problem with my forks/steerer. I suspect this is because the frame that the forks were taken from had a semi-...
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Fork swap possible or not worth it? Fat bike tapered

I got a Fat Bike With a FAT Fork that is tapered. For summer riding, I swap out to a 29+ 2.2” Wheelset. However, That Fat fork just feels like an anchor and I’d love to be able to swap it out too ...
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Asymmetric torque recommendation for bottom nut on damper side vs air side on a RockShox fork

I was doing lower leg service on my Recon Race solo air fork for the first time. According to the user manual from 2009 that came with the fork, bottom bolt (damper side) should be tightened with 6.8 ...
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Suspension preload options

I have a Schwinn GTX3 Hardtail with a M3010 Suntour fork. I looked up the model number on the back of the left leg and it is supposed to have a preload adjuster available. However, mine does not for ...
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Looking for ideas - Decent cheap 26“ 1 1/8” suspension fork for 1996 Trek 950 mountain bike

Goal: Replace rigid fork with short-travel suspension fork for under $200 (used OK, switching to threadless from threaded OK; standard 100mm QR axle preferred but 15mmx100 through axle OK; V-brake ...
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Plastic insert damaged when tried to open gravity wheelguard ixow

Can anyone tell me where I can find to buy the plastic insert from the wheelguard?
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Back wheel rubs against the back brake pad when riding

My aging 26" Nishiki 10 speed is still a great bike and ride and well maintained. 25yr warranty ended in 2009. I am 6'7" and 280lbs now and was 250lbs when I purchased it. For some strange reason now ...
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threaded and threadless fork origin

I was wondering why for a relatively long time the most common fork set-up was the threaded + quill stem one. Why? To me, it makes sense to try to have one point of failure for the the steering ...
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how to know what kind of tires work for my fork? [duplicate]

I want to know how select the tire depends on the bike or fork because actually I have the following problem. Currently, I have a specialized diverge whit this fork. Specialized FACT carbon, flat-...
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Aluminum fork dropout potentially compromised - advice?

I hope y’all can give me some advice. I bought a bike, had it shipped, looks great except one thing — the fork was slightly damaged in shipping. It’s carbon but the aluminum part that attaches to the ...
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Does headtube angle affect which fork you can use?

If there is a fork designed for a slack headtube and you put it in a steep headtube, will the dropouts be affected by the different direction the force from the wheel is coming from? Will the wheel ...
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Can my fork support disc brakes?

I want to put disc brakes on my bike but I do not know which type to put on
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Why is the steering so twitchy? Steel 90's MTB fork

EDIT/UPDATE: I've removed the fork and don't see any sign on impact/damage. Mabye folks on here can spot something that I can't? I think I'll put a new fork on, as I don't see any signs of damage to ...
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New front fork has steel caps on V-brake mounts - can these be removed to expose threaded mounts beneath

I just bought the red front-fork below which has these metal caps on the V-brake mounts: But my old fork looks something like the below, where the mounts are very different: As you can see; those ...
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What do I do with this during SR suntour lower leg service?

I'm trying to do a lower leg service on my fork: SR Suntour Epixon 29er https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B014UQDX9Y/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I've removed the rebound ...
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Loose bolt on stem, replace?

My stem is secured to the steerer with two bolts. One bolt is strong. The other is loose. Replacing the bolt wont fix it, because the material around the bolt is not that strong anymore (small pieces ...
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Frame with a tapered headtube - fork compatibility

I've seen a couple of different questions that have touched on this topic but after having read the answers, I'm still not confident. I'm doing my first bike build and so far I'm just trying to put ...
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Can I use Danco waterproof grease sold for plumbing and faucets to lube seat posts and pedal threads?

I have this tube of lube lying around, which is good for plumbing fixtures. If this is good enough, I don't have to go out to hunt for bike grease during shelter in place.
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How to enlarge dropout slots?

I have a Raleigh Grand Prix and was trying to put a modern wheelset on it, but the front dropout slots are too narrow to fit the axle. Is it safe or possible to enlarge the slots? The fork is chrome ...
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Suggestion for rigid fork to replace 100mm-travel RST suspension fork on 26" Trek 4300 MTB?

I have a 2008 Trek 4300 MTB (v-brake version) and am looking to replace the RST 100mm suspension fork with a rigid fork, but am having trouble finding something suitable. I measured the fork length ...
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Specialized Allez Sprint Fork

I have a 2019 Specialized Allez Sprint Frame. I need a replacement fork, but specialized does not stock them. Are there any aftermarket forks that will fit this frame? If so, do they require a new ...
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Where can I get a fork that will fit a 7 speed gear and a disc brake? Or how could I make one for said specification?

Im trying to insert a 7 speed gear and disc brake on the front wheel of a recumbent cycle that I'm trying to make. However its difficult to find or almost impossible to get forks with widths that ...
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Are taller carbon fork expander plugs available?

I recently cut my carbon fork steerer and it is a few mms too short for my desired spacer arrangement. If it was a little bit higher, then I could move a spacer from above the stem to below the stem. ...
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Mountain bike suspension fork

Hi i really need urgent help. I am going to buy a new MTB fork. It's straight steerer tube and threadless. I checked my tires but I have no idea what their size is. It's written 26 × 1.79 and TP 27. ...
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Tapered fork steerer tube measurement

I have a used a carbon fork i'm looking to sell (I bought it used and never ended up using it). When I bought it, it was meant to be tapered 1 1/8 to 1 1/4 (1.125 to 1.25). I'm measuring it (with ...
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Changing front forks

I have a giant rincon from the 90's and I want to put suspension forks on them and keep the 26" tire what size forks should I be looking into getting
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What to do with a bent but not broken aluminum seat stay

unfortunately I got hit by a car. I was on the main road, in the cycle way and the car had a stop sign coming out of a school. He did see me but got distracted by the kids. Anyway, I was wondering if ...
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Threadless stem keeps loosening [duplicate]

I recently got a 2018 Felt VR30. I've been riding for a long time, but this is the first bike I've ever had with a carbon fork, and only the second I've had with a threadless headset. The problem I'm ...
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Can my headtube take a tapered fork?

I'm trying to replace a Suntour XCT fork on a '14 Cannondale Trail 4. I think it's a got a 1 1/8" straight headtube looking at the specs here: https://www.vitalmtb.com/product/guide/Bikes,3/...
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Disc brake fork with QR and vertical dropouts: worrisome?

The pic below is from the fork of a 2020 Kona CoCo. Eyeballing it, it seems to me that an arc around the disc caliper contact point would pass straight through the dropout. Should this be worrisome? ...

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