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Old 05-23-09, 02:06 PM   #1
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suspension to rigid

Is there any way to turn a suspension fork into a rigid fork? Came into an older bike, hate the suspension (roadie from a long way back) and was was wondering if I could somehow lock out the suspension. I'm not worried about ever having it work again, I just don't want it to bounce around anymore.

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Old 05-23-09, 02:54 PM   #2
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rigid forks are cheap
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Old 05-23-09, 02:56 PM   #3
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Just drop 20 or 30 on an elcheapo rigid.
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If you do, try to get a suspension corrected fork. The Kona P2 at bikeman is dirt cheap. I have one, and its funky looking, but corrected for 100mm suspension, and was like 25$
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Old 05-23-09, 03:24 PM   #5
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Yah got pic's yet, Joe?
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Haven't put it on the bike yet. It was for my old Mamba GF was riding, but that frame a tad to big for her. Waiting for the Voodoo to get delivered. And then I have to get it built up, got her a X.9 drivetrain build kit for dirt at greenfish. She wanted gears *cringe*

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Bushing failure will make a suspension fork rigid in no time. Start huckin' that puppy . . . .
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I made my fork rigid by riding it into saltwater.. then letting it sit for 5 days.. worked great! Even got a bonus of a rigid chain and crank and headset.
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I made my fork rigid by riding it into saltwater.. then letting it sit for 5 days.. worked great! Even got a bonus of a rigid chain and crank and headset.
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