Rat trap fork - FOUND

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  1. bub

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    The bent springer for on my ‘57 Colombia is too raked for my liking. I’m thinking a rat trap fork might be better? I still want some rake but something a little easier to ride then the bent springer. Anyone have one available? Doesn’t have to be pretty but does have to function. I’m not really sure how much they go for either. Thanks!
     
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  2. bub

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    Do they sell reproduction forks? If so, anyone know where?
     
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    I did see that one! Thanks! How do they ride with the lower brackets flipped to extend the fork some? I have a bent springer fork and love the look but don’t love the ride.
     
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    Ahh ok! Thanks for the info! That’s exactly how my bent fork is. My bars don’t help much either lol.
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    Lost the one on eBay so I’m still looking.
     
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    Ok! Will do!

    Exactly how you described your flipped rat trap fork but I’m assuming mines worse as it extends pretty far. I mean as long as you keep both hands on the bars you’re fine lol.

    I like the look of the rat trap fork and I’d like to try it extended as I like the look but if it’s no different then what mine feels like now then I can always flip it back to stock and ride it that way.
     
  7. A.S.BOLTNUT

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    I have one in the " For Sale " thread.

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    Great fork, had one on my first ratrod.

    Other than the twitchy steering (which I got used to pretty quickly), do be careful when going over big bumps.

    When you flip the rockers, it increases the arc of the springer, thereby causing more travel on the spring. There have been reports of the tire (under load) hitting the bottom of the fork bridge, causing endos.

    It never happened to me personally, but I also try to avoid big bumps.
    Also, you are limited to a 26 x 2.125 tire with that fork.
    Mine with the rockers flipped.
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    Good luck with your search!


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  9. bub

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    Great info! Thanks!

    I will definitely keep that in mine with the bottoming out and luckily that is the size tire on my rat right now.
     
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    Bump! Still looking. Missed the one on eBay and the other one I was watching ended up being for a 24”.
     
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    Sent message on The C.A.B.E
     
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    Bump.
     
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    Found guys! Thanks!
     
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