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    Removing the arch of a front suspension fork

    What would happen if the arch of a front suspension fork was to be removed?

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    Removing the  arch of a front suspension fork-jiffm.jpg

    Bad things would happen. Not to mention how much flex your fork would have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tugofwar View Post
    What would happen if the arch of a front suspension fork was to be removed?

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    Hilarity would ensue.

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    The legs would operate independently... which would be really funny on forks where one side is the spring and one is the damper.
    Try it and post vid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by meltingfeather View Post
    The legs would operate independently... which would be really funny on forks where one side is the spring and one is the damper.
    Try it and post vid.
    ... Which is pretty much all of them.

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    OP - please make a short GIF of the result.....
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    Is there a sticky for Most Ridiculous Thread Questions EVER? If not, this should be the first one.

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    I don't see any problem that could come of it. I mean, you probably have a better understanding of what's needed for your fork to work properly than they guys that designed it, right?

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    It would become a Marzocchi single crown Shiver. Google it
    SPD pedals are an absolute menace to the well-being of the world, and ought be banned immediately.

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    Don't let all these guys mess with you OP. You will lose about 2lbs of weight on your Wal-Mart Mongoose and could easily do the Redbull Rampage next year. Stanchions are overbuilt for this reason specifically.

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    Re: Removing the arch of a front suspension fork

    No, no, no, you don't just remove those. For better performance, you just wanna reattach it lower, below the rim.

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    Cutting off the arch has not affected performance at all. The only reason i removed the arch was to accommodate the 32" front wheel on a beach cruiser.

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    Removing the arch of a front suspension fork

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    Cutting off the arch has not affected performance at all. The only reason i removed the arch was to accommodate the 32" front wheel on a beach cruiser.

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    You are full of it.
    Post vid.
    What beach cruiser has front suspension, and what is "performance" on a beach cruiser?
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    Performance on a Beach Cruiser = Beer Holder plus rear rack to carry ice cooler.
    OP Take two pieces of Spegetti and place them in boiling water for 5 minutes then pull them out this is how your fork's will be.
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    Re: Removing the arch of a front suspension fork

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    Quote Originally Posted by tugofwar View Post
    Cutting off the arch has not affected performance at all. The only reason i removed the arch was to accommodate the 32" front wheel on a beach cruiser.

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    With a through-axle fork, it should work fine, especially with the added stiffness of a 20mm axle.
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    If this was in WeightWeenies, it would n't be a joke

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    Re: Removing the arch of a front suspension fork

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    You are full of it.
    Post vid.
    What beach cruiser has front suspension, and what is "performance" on a beach cruiser?
    The ones that i build from scratch :P Videos are forbidden here in Russia

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    Removing the arch of a front suspension fork

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    The ones that i build from scratch :P Videos are forbidden here in Russia

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    It is impossible to build beach cruisers from scratch. They are intellectual property owned by Walmart-McDonalds-Goldman Sachs
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    Time to stop believing the hype and start doing some science.
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    Re: Removing the arch of a front suspension fork

    Quote Originally Posted by meltingfeather View Post
    It is impossible to build beach cruisers from scratch. They are intellectual property owned by Walmart-McDonalds-Goldman Sachs
    WTF is a "walmart"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by meltingfeather View Post
    It is impossible to build beach cruisers from scratch. They are intellectual property owned by Walmart-McDonalds-Goldman Sachs



    Ahhhh, the until now secret triad that acts as the enforcement arm of the Illuminati

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    Quote Originally Posted by tugofwar View Post
    What would happen if the arch of a front suspension fork was to be removed?
    your Ortho gets to make several payments on his yacht???
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    Removing the arch of a front suspension fork

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    WTF is a "walmart"?
    If you don't know then you obviously haven't built a beach cruiser with front suspension.
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    So upon further investigation and positive input, i have decided to fabricate an arch big enough to clear the 32 " front wheel and then weld it on the same area where the original arch was welded on. NBD

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    Quote Originally Posted by tugofwar View Post
    So upon further investigation and positive input, i have decided to fabricate an arch big enough to clear the 32 " front wheel and then weld it on the same area where the original arch was welded on. NBD

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    I detect the subtle hint of troll about you
    I don't crash, I just have slightly uncontrolled dismounts!

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    Make sure you use magnesium welding rod.

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    Removing the arch of a front suspension fork

    Quote Originally Posted by tugofwar View Post
    So upon further investigation and positive input, i have decided to fabricate an arch big enough to clear the 32 " front wheel and then weld it on the same area where the original arch was welded on. NBD

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    You already cut it out and saw no effect on performance. If it ain't broke...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bordershy View Post
    It would become a Marzocchi single crown Shiver. Google it
    Weaknesses: way too much flex. managed to snap one of the upper stanchons. these forks need a brace or something. suprisingly enough marzocchi have reduced the travel for their newer forks, probably because they know there's a problem.
    Weaknesses: -no stiffer than over-cooked spaghetti
    -less travel than other "freeride" single crown forks
    - pressfit crown and lowers

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    This is an absolutely terrible product; it has been a success because of it's marketing, not it's engineering. The idea that a fork with narrow, 30 mil stanchions and a non-existent brace could be stiff encough to corner well through rough terrain is ridiculous. In fact,the fork requires its riders to develop a modified style of riding: learn a trail, know exactly when all corners are approaching, and start turns while riding buddies with z1's and shermans are still accelerating.
    from here

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    Re: Removing the arch of a front suspension fork

    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwiplague View Post
    I detect the subtle hint of troll about you
    Actually I was asking because i have never had experience using a front suspension fork, let alone altering one like cutting off the arch. Since i never got any hits using Google search, I decided to ask here. Some of the responses i received here were of the "you shoulda known" nature. After lubricating the front shocks, they became wobbly so i decided to fabricate an arch to accommodate the 32 inch front wheel and all is well. Now I know the purpose of an arch and have learned how to lubricate a front suspension fork

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    I want to see pics of your fabrication.

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