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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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    Only if you want to crash in the worst possible way. Please don't do this unless you want to be a YouTube FAIL sensation.

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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
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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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    Re: Removing the arch of a front suspension fork

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    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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