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    rigid forks on track bikes???

    After seeing pictures of the fixedgearlondon vans bike I was just wondering how can this combination possibly work with regard to geometry, fork rake, etc. Aren't rigid forks made for 26 inch wheels?

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    They designed the bike.
    So the fork fits 700c, and it works with the geometry of the frame.

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    Rigid just means it has no suspension, rigid forks come in pretty much any size and rake your heart might desire.

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    yea i didn't think rigid meant a brand or anything. superted's bike (which is the one i'm assuming you are speaking of) has a 0 rake mtn bike fork (it would appear)

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    there is rake because the dropouts where the wheel is mounted are offset from the fork blades

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    BMX-style fork?

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    The fork on the Flickr gallery and the picture of the bike built up are different.

    http://fixedgearbikes.blogspot.com/2...s-collabo.html

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    because you can barspin a 700 with it, duh
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_wJGwMfSe-d...4699417d_b.jpg
    Quote Originally Posted by tx_what_it_do View Post
    machined are for brakes. non-machined are more for brakeless.

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    yep, bmx style fork so you can do siqqq 700c barspins.

    It looks like a plug fork to me.

    also, I've seen people put spacers under the headset to barspin 700c. does anybody know if this will **** anything up with the headset or anything.

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    I wanna put the floppiest fork I can put on my track bike so during the sprints I can be all BOING BOING BOING.
    I ride with pants so tight that they're spandex.
    http://velospace.org/node/2114 - CROSS CROSS CROSS
    http://velospace.org/node/10792 - TIME TRIAL TIME TRIAL TRACK
    http://velospace.org/node/10550 - TRAIN RACE TRAIN

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    power grips?

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    I figured it was so you could run pegs without bending your axles.

    I, for one, welcome our 700c flatland overlords.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tall&lanky View Post
    It looks like a plug fork to me.
    It apparently is a Charge Plug fork, they said it somewhere.

    And meant this?

    Last edited by jussik; 10-22-08 at 12:47 AM.

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    It's finally happened. They're unwittingly building a BMX without even realizing it. Soon they're gonna make the next version have smaller wheels for even better performance doing tricks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jussik View Post
    It apparently is a Charge Plug fork, they said it somewhere.

    And meant this?

    yeah! how's that workin out for ya?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by octopus magic View Post
    I wanna put the floppiest fork I can put on my track bike so during the sprints I can be all BOING BOING BOING.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gestalt assault View Post
    That looks like some alien walker on first glance.
    I ride with pants so tight that they're spandex.
    http://velospace.org/node/2114 - CROSS CROSS CROSS
    http://velospace.org/node/10792 - TIME TRIAL TIME TRIAL TRACK
    http://velospace.org/node/10550 - TRAIN RACE TRAIN

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    Quote Originally Posted by octopus magic View Post
    That looks like some alien walker on first glance.
    it's a spring fork for lowrider bikes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gestalt assault View Post
    it's a spring fork for lowrider bikes...
    no its an alien walker.

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