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Old 11-21-03, 06:34 PM   #1
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Suspension on a bike without

Is there any possible way to get suspension on a bike originally without it? If so how?
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Old 11-21-03, 06:39 PM   #2
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For the front you can change the fork. This is assuming that you have a threadless headset. I don't think there is anyone making threaded shocks anymore.

For the rear I have seen an ad for a rear suspension adapter. I don't know who makes it. It bolts onto the seat stays and chainstays and mount your rear wheel back a little further on the suspension part. It looks like a crazy thing to me.

You could also go with a suspension seatpost. This has more to do with making the ride more comfortable. It will not keep your back tire on the ground more.
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Old 11-21-03, 07:21 PM   #3
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Assuming your rigid Mtb is suspension corrected (frame geometry), you can simply install a front suspension fork. If not, I think the best you can do are to install a suspension seatpost and/or stem. OTH, it may be cheaper for you to just go out and buy a complete suspension frame. Just a thought....
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Judging from your post about BMX rear wheel on a
650 frame, you don't seem bothered by strange
geometry. Adding a suspension fork to a frame
with a non suspension fork hikes the front end of
the bike way up because the fork is longer by the
amount of collapse it is capable of. Older forks had
2.5-3.5" collapse, newer approach 5". So the front end of the bike will be lifted by somewhat more than the
amount of fork movement. Shock absorbing seat posts
and stems exist and have 2-3cm of movement. Steve
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Old 11-22-03, 07:10 PM   #5
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pantour suspension

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Is there any possible way to get suspension on a bike originally without it? If so how?
If you are talking road bike, then you would use a pantour hub.

If you are talking about a mountain bike, then, change the front fork to a suspension fork.
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There are also suspension stems.
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Old 11-23-03, 12:25 PM   #7
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The Cheapest way to get suspension is with a sprung saddle, from Brauns or Bike Nashbar. James
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Old 11-23-03, 02:58 PM   #8
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The cheapest way would be to just buy a mountain bike...
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