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Beater hardtail fork

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by stoney, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. stoney

    stoney Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde

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    With all of the changes I've been making to my SB, one of the thoughts I had was to setup cranks for XC and DH so that I can swap them back and forth as needed. The front derailluer on the SB is totally independent from the frame, so I can just bolt it on as needed.

    I realized when going through that idea, that I have all of the parts I need to build a beater HT which I can pull the Burley with, sans cranks and fork. Cranks I can swap between bikes dependent on my ride type on the SB is easy enough, as I am getting them anyways. The only challenge here is a fork.

    Any suggestions for a beater 120mm fork that I can just throw on, but not worry about taking a dump on me? 99% of riding will be pulling the Burley, so not exactly rough.
     

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  2. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

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    Just use a rigid fork. It'll be bulletproof.
     
  3. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Make sure it is NOT a Fox. ;)
     
  4. stoney

    stoney Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde

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    Good point.
     
  5. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Just find an older Marzocchi and call it good. I had an older Fox Vanilla on my Steelhead that I used to pull the Burley with. Did the Portland Bridge Pedal on it, it was a blast. I could use it as a play bike.

    I got the disc brake adapter for the Azonic and had the frame mount on the ex'es hybrid. Not that she ever pulled the trailer, but the idea was we could swap between them with the pull of a pin.
     
  6. rockofullr

    rockofullr confused

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    Find a used pike. Those things never die, especially if you get the coil version.
     
  7. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    if you want a rigid fork.....i have a on one in a storage building you can have...
     
  8. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

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    the power of the :monkey:
     
  9. stoney

    stoney Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde

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    How long is the steerer? My frame needs 9".
     
  10. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    alrighty.....will check it out later tonight.
     
  11. 4xBoy

    4xBoy Turbo Monkey

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    What about the bike? :rimshot:
     
  12. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    no bueno stoney...fork came up about a inch short...

     
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  13. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    I have an old Marzocchi Z-1 Bam with an 8 5/8" steerer tube. 5" convert-able to 4", coil, open bath and no scratches on stanchions. Oil was changed frequently so it still has some life left in it.



    I also have another Z-1, but it needs too many replacement parts.

    PM if interested.