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Whoo Hoo! RRBBO5 begins! My entry this year is this Greenline frame i've had floating around the shed for a couple of years now. I've got some great ideas for it that i hope everyone will like.
Last edited by fenderhole on Mon Jul 26, 2010 7:57 pm, edited 18 times in total.
Okay, so the first thing to do was figure out the front suspension. The springer parts are from a Schwinn style 20" fork and I used another fork from a 70's Huffy girls bike because it had the longer head tube i needed. It seems to work very well, kind of like a reverse beehive. You can expect the rear to have a similar set up as well.
all ive got to say is i would buy a fork like that !!! are the truss rods beefy enough with that set up for big bumps ??
killer start man, i like it
i agree, i have some truss rods like that and they bend really easily
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when the spring action works it pulls on the truss rods, it doesn't push them up like a beehive does. i can't see how they might bend as long as it's pulling on them. i bounced the front end with all my weight and it seems to work great. i'm sorry the pictures are fuzzy, it makes it a little hard to see exactly how it works.
i can see what your saying, "pull" wont bend the rods but "push" might, and it doesnt look like there would be any "push" involved in that setup. its like a columbia fork in a way. love how how you came up with using what you had around, i dont think my brain cells could have pulled it off successfully
here's a link to a short video of the springer in action. it shows more detail on how well it works. and yes, i know i need to cut my grass
i worked on the rear springer set up today and thought i'd post some pics to show how it's gonna work. i made both pivot plates out of a heavy duty hinge pictured below. i still need to finish them but so far it's working out great.
and here what it looks like at the end of day 3...
glad you like it. when the idea first popped in my head i couldn't believe i hadn't thought of it before. it seems like a really good way to turn most plain cruiser forks into springers. i'm sure someone somewhere thought of it first but i've not seen anybody do it like this before.
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