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Old 10-21-08, 05:48 AM   #1
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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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Old 10-21-08, 05:55 AM   #2
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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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Old 10-21-08, 08:54 AM   #3
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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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Old 10-21-08, 09:29 AM   #4
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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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Old 10-21-08, 10:11 AM   #5
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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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Old 10-21-08, 10:43 AM   #6
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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
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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.
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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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It looks like a plug fork to me.
It apparently is a Charge Plug fork, they said it somewhere.

And meant this?


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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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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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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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That looks like some alien walker on first glance.
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That looks like some alien walker on first glance.
it's a spring fork for lowrider bikes...
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it's a spring fork for lowrider bikes...
no its an alien walker.
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