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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How to insert fork ring tightly?

I try to insert back the fork in my bicycle. When I was removing it, after unscrewing everything the fork didn't come off by itself, I had to pry and remove aluminium ring which was the last element ...
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What to consider when repainting fork from black to white [duplicate]

My beautiful road bike was in an accident which bent the fork. It gets replaced with a black fork which doesn't match the rest of the bike (creme colored). Now I want to attempt to repaint it. Is ...
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I need some advice about upgrading my fork

I'm relatively new to biking, and even newer to know about the details about the components of the bike itself. I have a 2016, 29" Totem bike, with a rear coil shock and a front coil suspension (a ...
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Fork bent on a flat pack bike - what to do?

I recently made a big mistake and bought a 27.5 Orkan 21 spd. MB. The box was beat up and the front forks where so bent and I couldn't put the front wheel on. Amazon gave me a full refund and didn't ...
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Measuring fork steerer diameter

I've acquired a Raleigh Suntour (circa 1990s) frame which I am re-fitting. I need to refit the headset and so I need to know the dimensions of the steerer column. The frame had a threaded stem. I've ...
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Aluminium rigid fork for winter

I'm looking for the bike for winter riding and found this one. It's all good, except for the fork: some people say that aluminum rigid forks can not absorb vibration and therefore are bad for the ...
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Is there any way i can add progressiveness to my suspension, even though it is not compatible with standard tokens?

Off the back of my last question, is there any way i could be able to add some progressiveness to my suspension, maybe i could retrofit tokens or something of the like. Thanks.
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Suspension fork top caps

I bought second-hand mountain type bike. Everything is fine, however, front suspension fork is missing top caps. As I currently don't posses the chance to visit bike repair shop (and have no other ...
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2014 RockShox Pike RC oil recommendation

I'm getting a lot of conflicting information regarding the volume of oil for the lowers on this 2014 RockShox Pike RC w/ charger damper. Can anyone confirm the correct quantity of 0W-30? Is there a ...
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I have a vintage Pinarello with a crooked fork

I have a vintage Pinarello road bike with a bent fork. Like if I am riding the bike and let go of the handle bars the front wheel turns to the right. Usually if you let go of the handle bars the ...
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What is the cause of my fork wobbling when applying the front brake?

When I apply the front brake of my bike it feels like the connection between the fork and the frame is loose and there is a one time movement. It happens every time I brake. The bike is new but it was ...
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Alternating two forks on a single bicycle — do I need two headsets?

I have a full rigid (fat) bicycle and I am playing with an idea to use a suspension fork sometimes. I want to keep the possibility to swap the old fork back when I do not need suspension but want to ...
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Upgrading suspension fork

I am currently thinking of upgrading my suspension for to something like a Rock Shox. This is the bike I have: https://www.cyclerepublic.com/catalog/product/view/id/4535/s/voodoo-bantu-650b-mens-...
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How do I know if a given hardtail mtb frame is 'supposed' to have suspension forks?

How do I know if a given hardtail MTB frame is supposed to have suspension forks? I read somewhere that if you want to convert a suspension bike to a rigid you need 'suspension corrected' forks which ...
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How to maintain Suntour XCR Air RL-R (remote lockout air/oil) front fork?

My bike is fairly new (1000 km) however I am worried about accumulation of dirt/scratches on the front fork. I've looked at Suntour foam rings however could not find anything. Is this because ...
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Front caliper rubbing spokes, should I dish the wheel outward?

I've a problem with my front wheel. I have a Velocity Aileron rim (584mm ERD), a Shutter Precision SL-9 dynamo hub(the flanges are not offseted like other disk hubs, but they have a smaller diameter ...
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Help with multiple item compatibility

I have a 2004 Jamis Dakar 3.0 My front wheel was stolen a few weeks ago and since I am not the best at bike mechanics I had a few questions. Wheel: When looking for wheel do I just need to look for ...
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New front forks

Looking to replace my front forks for my Scott Scale 30 (2006) - the forks are tapered - any idea how the layperson can work out how to find what forks would be compatible with the bike?
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Phillips brand c1950? Please help me identify this awesome old frame!

Here is all I know: Seems to be a 26" frame. Lug construction on main frame but the seat stays are bolted on. Serial number at seat clamp: 3051CT Has strange hole in bottom bracket shell. "Made ...
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what oil for daily fork tube lubrication?

Some guy tells me to use "silk honey" for my fork tube. But it's hard to come by from where I am. Any good stuff you guys use? Can I use RockShox 5/15wt damper oil? All my bike use RockShox by the ...
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Can't Tighten Handlebars

I have an old Trek mountain bike with a "Traditional" handlebar stem (Quill stem?) and I've suddenly become unable to adequately tighten the stem to a) remain in line with the wheel and b) stop the ...
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Steerer tube shims for quill stem?

My current stem is 25.4 mm in diameter. It's way too low and long. It's a threaded fork. I have a nice quill stem adaptor that's 22.2 in diameter that would be nice to use. Are there any shims to ...
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Why do bikes have carbon forks?

I have noticed many bikes for sale that are made of mostly one material, such as aluminum, except for the fork which is carbon. I know carbon is very expensive so the manufacturer must be trying to ...
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Can I ride my Giant Talon 3 downhill?

I have bought a Giant Talon 3 recently. I was wondering if it could possibly be used for the occasional trip to one of my local downhill tracks. I'm just getting started in downhill and so I really ...
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Play in the suntour front suspension of my raleigh hybrid bike, what exactly is the problem? can i repair on my own?

I have a Raleigh Misceo 700c bike, and recently I can feel some play in the front suspension. At first I thought it was from the headset, so I did some adjustment by tightening the screw on the top ...
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adding bottomless tokens for rockshox Rock Shox 30 Gold Solo Air 100mm

Is it possible for me to purchase bottomless tokens for my fork without having to upgrade my fork? I find I keep bottoming out my fork unless I put alot of air in it. At which point it's alittle ...
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Can this bent (after crash) rigid steel fork get repaired?

I have this EBS (unknown model please help) rigid steel frame bike. Due to a recent crash, the fork was bent backwards and a little bit to the right, at the bottom bearing in the headset: Front View:...
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Frozen Fork on 2011 Diamondback MTB

I have a frozen fork on a 2011 Diamondback Response MTB. It worked fine when I purchased it back then and was riding it regularly. It has sat in storage for the past 5 years and is now frozen. Can I ...
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Will I be able to change my fork?

I currently have a 26" enduro bike. It already has some years but it works perfectly. Good front 160-180mm forks for 26" wheels are becoming more and more rare. The front 26" fork will eventually die ...
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Buying bike parts from Chinese suppliers like Aliexpress

Are these forks any good considering the price? You can find them extremely cheap on aliexpress. There aren't many reviews on youtube so what would be your opinion on it? Is it too good to be true? ...
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Disc brake adapter too close to rotor

I've just bought a new (Planet X) Holdsworth Stelvio (http://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CBHOLSTELTIAG/holdsworth-stelvio-shimano-tiagra-4700-touring-adventure-bike) and am having a problem with the front ...
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My Rockshox fork won't close

I have a Diamondback Apex with Rockshox xc30 and all I did was turn the knob for the preload adjustment and it suddenly came off. I tried putting it back together but it won't go all the way back in. ...
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Damaged paint on fork dropouts (magnesium) – is it dangerous?

I've noticed that paint on my Reba fork peels off near quick release dropouts. The lowers are made of magnesium according to RS website. Should I regard it as a cosmetic issue only, or is it in any ...
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Increasing front axle dropout size

I'm trying to find a front fork. My front axle bolt measures 3/8. The closest forks seem to have a 9mm dropout which is .525mm too small. Should I file down the dropouts to fit the extra .525mm or ...
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Fork Failure on Vintage Steel Tandem Bikes - Any insights?

I'm wondering if you guys can share any knowledge regarding fork failure on old steel tandem bikes. I just bought a 1988 Santana Elan tandem. It's in beautiful condition. I contacted Santana to ask ...
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Why does RockShox say you shouldn't use a bolt on axle on their fork?

I bought a RockShox suspension fork for a trekking bike I'm building. My plan was to use a wheel with a Shimano XT Shimano DH-3N72 hub dynamo I have from before on it. The hub has a normal bolt on (...
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Fox Talas FIT RLC 32 - broken lock and problem with the right leg

I just finished my first Marathon race today, it was super cool, the best MTB experience in my life -- but there was a super frustrating part. Something broke in my fork right leg, and now that one ...
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Front hub not centered in dropouts

Is there an adjustment which affects the amount of axle on each side of a front hub? I have one wheel set, in which the front wheel does not center in the fork. If I switch to another front wheel, ...
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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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Does the giant atx 2 2017 model have quick release wheels or thru axle wheels? [closed]

Just wanna know if the giant atx 2 has quick release wheels or thru axle
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Is there water in my forks?

Hi I bought a used downhill bike with a 2009 Marzoochi 66RCV fork. I hear a gushing sound whenever I compress the forks. At first I thought it was oil but am just wondering and don't want to ruin ...
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Are all Cannondale Slice forks compatible with a Cannondale Slice 105 frame?

I recently bought a Cannondale Slice 105 (2015) off of Craigslist, and the fork was cut way too short, so I need a new one. I tried going through the local Cannondale dealer, but they couldn't help me,...
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Alternatives to Long Drop Calipers

Anyone have a clue what type of brake I can fit to this front fork? The reach to a 700C wheel would need to be 80MM (do you even get calipers this long?) and the only brazing on the fork is this ...
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Rock Shox Recon does not “completely” lock

I recently bought the 29er CUBE ACID 2017 equipped with a RockShox Rrecon front fork (Silver TK AIR PopLock 100mm). I have noticed that even when the suspension is locked, there is still a movement (...
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Frame/fork compatibility

I have a singlespeed/track geometry frame and I am after a fork that matches it. Besides the diameter of the steerer tube (it's 1 1/8"), what should I be looking for in the fork specs to be sure ...
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What is the best head set for a metal fork on a carbon frame? [closed]

I want to put a Chris King or cane Creek headset on a 29 inch carbon fiber frame using a rock shox SID fork. What is the best headset for this?
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How should I install the front wheel of a Muddyfox Bike (UK)

This is my first bike ordered online and I don't have much experience in assembling. My problem is with the front wheel, which according to the assembly guide just fit into the fork. However there ...
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Worried I damaged my fork fitting crown race

I'm an idiot. I've been working on building up a Surly LHT frame and was all going fine until I got to fitting the crown race. I couldn't get it to fit properly and instead of making a cup of tea and ...
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Giant Rack-It Front Rack experience + bow vs. “bow-free” front racks

I'm looking at getting a front rack for my Kona Dewey 2015, which has two sets of mounting points on the forks. Specifically looking at getting the Giant Rack It front rack (https://www.giant-bicycles....
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Cannondale super v 700 with a bad Headshock

This is my 3rd headshock that has gone bad..I was told to replace it with a new fork rather than try to fix it. I need help picking out a new fork that's not too expensive or tell me how to fix the ...

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