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bending forks???

Discussion in 'HOW TO' started by elvis51, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. nick_ish

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    Awsome! Now to go find me a bender and some forks! :mrgreen:
     
  2. Gdcast

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    That last bike is beautiful KOTA, where can I find more pics of her?
     
  3. KOTA

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  4. Gdcast

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    She´s a real cooker, I´m gonna have to find a banana seat for La Rotosa now, cause I just fell in love with that look!
     
  5. DUSTER666

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    NICE!! Hey that black bike is on Amazon.com for their description of the Tall Nirve Ape Hanger handle Bars
     
  6. KOTA

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    That's where the bars came from....$20, can't beat the price.
     
  7. DUSTER666

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    Yeah Just got a set with some reward points...I paid $1.56 for them :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Gonna try to bend some forks now....
     
  8. yoder327

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    Thanks to the advice in this thread, I was able to successfully bend my first two forks!

    You can see them here:

    viewtopic.php?f=21&t=38406

    Thanks for the tips Kota! Your instructions were spot on!
     
  9. KOTA

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    NICE...NICE...NICE!
     
  10. Gdcast

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    Here is how mine turned up:
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    KOTA Rulz! :wink:
     
  11. DUSTER666

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    I did some work on Bending some forks. I made some 1 inch marks and bent a little at a time. Actually Bending the forks was not too bad..( I am 250 lbs...) :shock: Keeping them straight was the hardest part. I really like the look. A wooden jig might be useful in the future. Here are some pics.

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  12. KOTA

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    You got it, Duster. If you have any clearance problems, with that tire, you can solve it by putting a 1.75x 26 on. They're a "little" narrower, and a slightly less diameter. Plus they'll fit on the same rim as a 2.125 x 26....DON'T forget! Make sure the inside pedal is NOT down on what ever corner you're taking. :lol:

    UH..be careful out there. 8)
     
  13. DUSTER666

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    Ha Ha yeah should be fun. I like the look of the 24" in the front...kinda hot rodish. I guess I will find out where the Term Pedal Scraper came from soon.... :wink: Need to figure out something creative for Truss Rods...Def need some support for these forks so they do not bend anymore under weight.
     
  14. blackdiamond

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    Can(or is there a way to) bend forks without a conduit bender???????????????????????????
     
  15. KOTA

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    I'm sure there are numerous ways to bend a fork, this just seems to be the most efective. If you don't have a conduit bender, try to borrow one from an electrician, maybe rent one. They're just about "indestructible".
     
  16. roland365

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    is it possible to bend the flat sided forks?
     
  17. KOTA

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    If you mean a "blade" fork.....No!..But, if ya do, post pics. :lol:
     
  18. roland365

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    yeah didnt think so but u never know with these guys on here...... :wink:
     
  19. KOTA

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    You were right!...One of "these guys" (Kuttnhack) did it!
     
  20. tcpete

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    by any chance has anyone ever bent a more modern day tube fork???

    anyone have a 27" fork pre bent they wana sell that will fit a 26" wheel? :mrgreen:
     

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