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    suspension to rigid

    Anyone ever convert a suspension fork to a rigid? How? I have a crappy spare Axel Super that I want to stiffen up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philo Beddoe
    Anyone ever convert a suspension fork to a rigid? How? I have a crappy spare Axel Super that I want to stiffen up.
    Uh, uhm...i think this falls into the "way more complicated than neccessary" folder.. or maybe even the "what's the point?" category.. but to each their own....

    but here are some ideas...

    option #1: tack weld angle iron from the lowers to the uppers. make sure to drill out the iron to save weight. this is sure to "stiffen it up."
    option #2: sell the Axel Super for $30 on ebay, buy a used 1x1 fork for $25 somewhere.
    option #3: throw the Axel super in the trash, buy a new 1x1 fork for $50.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Padre
    Uh, uhm...i think this falls into the "way more complicated than neccessary" folder.. or maybe even the "what's the point?" category.. but to each their own....

    but here are some ideas...

    option #1: tack weld angle iron from the lowers to the uppers. make sure to drill out the iron to save weight. this is sure to "stiffen it up."
    option #2: sell the Axel Super for $30 on ebay, buy a used 1x1 fork for $25 somewhere.
    option #3: throw the Axel super in the trash, buy a new 1x1 fork for $50.
    only option 2 and 3 will work since the lowers are either mag or Al, (and the mag burns around 500 deg) and they will not weld to iron since they are dissimilar metals
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    Actually A simpler way if you want to go done that path, take out the spring and replace it with a solid item(a bit of wood dowell same length as the spring) , but the sell and replace option sounds a lot better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoWay Ray
    Actually A simpler way if you want to go done that path, take out the spring and replace it with a solid item(a bit of wood dowell same length as the spring) , but the sell and replace option sounds a lot better.

    UH, been a bit clogged lately so if you'd like me to poop where your spring goes It will probably stiffien it up a bunch. You may have to wait a few days though, nothing seems to be moving right now.... No drawbacks in stench since my poop don't smell.

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    rigid forks cheap

    these are some rigidd forks on ebay...
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...677503269&rd=1

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...677581801&rd=1

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=WDVW

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...676827955&rd=1

    and PM me, i may have a yellow rigid fork like this one (but this is not my ad)
    http://marketplace.consumerreview.co...uery=retrieval

    http://marketplace.consumerreview.co...uery=retrieval

    http://marketplace.consumerreview.co...uery=retrieval

    the list goes on and on, you goulc probably sell your fork for $100, buy a rigid disc fork for 40-50, and go have a lot of beer with the extra moola...

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    Is this a trick question?

    Option 2 or 3 make sense, but maybe you love the way your fork looks, or it was a present from a lost love and you cant bear to part with it. If you're looking for creative ideas to make your fork rigid, here's mine..... Replacing your forks oil with epoxy resin should do the trick. If the fork has no oil, see option 3 again, or just remove the elastomeres or springs and fill the space with resin.
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