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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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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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Tightened the bolts on the bottom of my suspension fork -- What now?

So... a few hours ago I did a bolt check on my bike. As I was about finished I checked the 2 bolts on the bottom of each of the fork's legs. They were kinda easy to tighten so I said to myself go for ...
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Punctured fork seal

I accidentally punctured (very small hole) the dust seal on my Fox Evolution CTD fork. Obviously the seals capacity to prevent the dirt/dust/etc. from entering the forks has been compromised. Will any ...
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Is this a real Concorde or just a replica?

I'm confused with this, the lugs in this bike look identical with another Concorde but the tubing sticker clearly says "Reynolds". (Concorde only uses Colombus, right?)
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Canyon Ultimate CF SL 7 2022 steerer tube compression plug stuck?

This is concerning my friend's Ultimate CF SL 7 (105) 2022. Ridden approx 5000 km so far. Everything's been fine, up until a recent ride, but now there was noticeable movement (in the direction of the ...
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Suntour fork: Air side lower leg screw can't be tightened, rotates too easily

I tried to do a lower leg service on a Suntour Auron 35 fork, for the first time. When re-assembling, I was unable to tighten the air side screw to the 6 Nm that Suntour specifies in this video: ...
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Magnitude of load and cycles needed during testing of bike forks

I want to do a structural test on bicycle forks. Is there any specific criteria I need to follow of what should be the magnitude of the significant load and also how many cycles would need to be ...
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RockShox SID not compressing

I have a RockShox SID Race (not sure what year) that doesn't compress at all when I fully pump it with a floor pump, wondering if I have to take it apart and add oil or anything to make the fork ...
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Brake on a pre-drilled track fork

I want to put a front brake on a Cinelli Parallax (track/fixed gear bike). It’s got a predrilled fork, but still a cap on it (as far as I know the cap is made of some kind of wax). What’s the cleanest ...
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My Rockshox Froze Hard

My Rockshox Dart 3 (Quite an old one, bought from my friend USED) froze in the winter (-15 °C). It won't budge. I thought I turned the lockout but I didn't. Is there any chance that some water got ...
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RST Aerial fork service - can't unscrew the bottom bolt

I have a problem with the RST Aerial fork service. I try to unscrew the bottom bolt (on the mechanical lock-out system side), however, the bolt spins in both directions and it is not possible to ...
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New front fork on old Cannondale XR800

I have an old 2000 Cannondale XR800 (CAAD3?) that I want to upgrade with a non-suspension, disk-brake compatible front fork. Something like this. But what fork to buy? Anything I should know about ...
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Missing valve part from Marzocchi MX Pro 2003- how does it work?

I'm trying to figure out if I can make a replacement part for an old pair of Marzocchi MX Pro 2003 forks. Its part of the rebound damping rod and is the metal bit in this photo on the top where the ...
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Lowrider style bent forks techniques

Would a 24 inch bent fork fit on a 20 inch frame? Is there even a 24 inch fork? Would a 26 inch fit? Also if it doesn't fit in could I just add to the 20 inch - would you be able to extend it making ...
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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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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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Carbon fork crack?

I have aluminum bike with carbon fork, this is in the front of the carbon fork, it is in both sides of it? It's a carbon crack or paint crack?
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Rockshox Pike 351 closest mainline model?

I'm looking at getting some second-hand Rockshox Pike 351 forks that will need some refurbish work doing on them. What mainline model of Rockshox would I be looking at for replacement parts (I think ...
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Brand new Trek X-Caliber 7 - RockShox 30 Silver lockout not working

I just bought a brand new bike fitted with RockShox 30 Silver front forks and took it for a ride on disused railway gravel cycle track. The lockout dial does not seem to do anything. This is my first ...
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SR Suntour Fork Disassembly - No Screw/Bolt near Dropouts / Giant Sedona LX 2005

I have a Giant Sedona LX... probably from 2005 (?) with an SR Suntour fork on it. Magnesium... I'm trying to disassemble the fork to inspect whether it is rusted (and will be tossed as it is not ...
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Suntour xctV2 appaeared to be locked in place and have no movement at all

I'm new to suspension on bike and if I put all my weight down on the suspension it doesn't go down? It's a used Specialized Hardrock. Only paid £230 for it. All other parts brand new, literally ...
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