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    Revived General Lee thread

    A while back there was a post about The DK General Lee and putting a fork on it.
    I'm too lazy to search or it so I figured I would start another.

    I rode urban last night and my wrists are killing me. I couldn't take it any longer. I guess I need to face the fact I'm getting old. (40ish) It doesn't help that Teeter loves to constantly call me "Old man". Hey at least I can LEAGALY drink there PUP.

    Anyway, I had an old Marz MX Comp, a 24" disk front wheel and an old Hayes Mag set-up. I dropped the fork to 60mm and reduced the travel to about 1". It feels great. Not too soft to kill the fun on the pump track or the sk8park but enough to take the edge off when I'm doing drops to concrete. I'm not sure if I'll keep the front brake, but the fork is there for keeps. Now I just need to replace the QR axle to a 10mm solid and I'm done.
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    Nicely done!

    The bike looks great, and it sounds like it'll save the wrists.

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    that's pretty innovative...do what ya got to do to keep riding...nice lookin bike i like the color...

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    I dig it!

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    I'm diggin it, looks like its gonna work well for you.
    Looking for a used DH/FR bike, have 1500 PM me with anything you've got

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    old man...hahaha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillip McKrack
    old man...hahaha
    Phillip McKrack....bawahahaha.....I did'nt know you liked your crack filled.
    I wondered if you would catch this post. I'm STILL hurt'n from Friday night.
    You ride'n No-name tomorrow there young'n?
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    That fork is an MZ-Comp. It's un-damped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ojai Bicyclist
    That fork is an MZ-Comp. It's un-damped.
    Heh, it does what it's meant to do, the guy says it has about 1inch travel, and IMO, 1 inch of travel, damped or not, will feel just about the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ojai Bicyclist
    That fork is an MZ-Comp. It's un-damped.
    Yeah, your right. I forgot it was an MZ not an MX.

    BUT.......snaky69 is exactly right. I only wanted something to take the "bite" out of drops to flat on concrete. I land rear first but the impact was still killing my wrists.
    Let me know how your wrists feel at 40......if your still riding.
    I have ridden a couple of high-end dropped dampened forks and this feels very similar.

    No matter what it is....it works better than fully rigid for me.
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    Wow, according to every other post about putting a boinger on the front of a GL the bike will be super uncomfortable, handle lousy, explode, and you will die. I'm glad someone did it and likes it.

    The fork looks right at home.
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    Either your wrists are really sensitive, or you are going to blow up that POS fork in a hurry! I hope you have some extra ones laying around!
    If you are landing hard enough to hurt your wrists, that fork is going to get worked.

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    Lookin pretty sick dude! I'm thinking about aqquiring a GL...

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    It looks pretty good to me. I'd ride it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sittingduck
    Either your wrists are really sensitive, or you are going to blow up that POS fork in a hurry! I hope you have some extra ones laying around!
    If you are landing hard enough to hurt your wrists, that fork is going to get worked.

    im pretty sure he has a reason to have sensitive wrist:
    1). he's an old man( )
    2). he use to ride motoX and went f"n big
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    Those aren't the crowns that have those "speed holes" drilled in them are they? I've seen those get bent on a Norco Moment...but I'm pretty sure that was an MX, not an MZ. Looks good, I've wanted to do that same thing for a while, I bet that bike is tones of fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillip McKrack
    im pretty sure he has a reason to have sensitive wrist:
    1). he's an old man( )
    2). he use to ride motoX and went f"n big
    If he's only 40, He's younger than I am.

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    Well you are anceant.

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    And you sir cannot spell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by =ChrisB=
    Well you are anceant.
    I resemble that remark.

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    That's a pretty sweet looking set up. Glad ya found a way to keep on givin' er.
    I should try riggin up my old vegas frame with some MTB parts to see how it works out.
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    I want a slightly raked fork for my 24" cruiser. My old BOSS USA had a 1" fork that had just a bit of rake to it, putting the front wheel forward just a tad. It made the bike a lot more forgiving. I ditched the BOSS for a Mosh, so I could run a V-brake and a 1-1/8" fork and can't find another fork like my old one. 74 degree head angle and straight forks make for a very tight front end.

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    You could cut the dropouts off your fork and have new ones with more offset put on.
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    Yes my wrists are VERY sensitive. Both of them have been broken a couple of times. If the fork breaks....so be it. It has a steel steerer and no internals to blow up so cracking or breaking the crown is about the only thing I am a little afraid of. The internals are only machine springs and a rubber bumper. (No speed holes in the crown Andrewpalooza)
    The stock head angle was 73.5 degrees which I always felt was too steep. After the travel mod to the fork, the geo is ~71 degrees.
    (based on the 1" = 1 degree method)
    If it breaks, I'll let you guys know.
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    This is interesting. I have one of those MZ comps from an OEM application in a box somewhere. It wasn't as responsive as one might like if one had a better fork. However, bombproof simplicity wasn't one of the things I was thinking of with this fork. I will be curious to see if you can blow it up. If not, then I will have newfound respct for it and it will find life on one of my rides.

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