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Old 05-31-21, 07:33 PM
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Using a bike stand helps a great deal

The wheel has to be removed

Unique to these fenders is the size of the tiny allen wrench required to adjust the stay length, see red circle.

I couldn’t find the one I knew I had, but lucky for my late Father-in-Law’s tool box came to the rescue again. Miss that guy! I should measure it. It’s not the smallest I’ve seen, it’s the 2nd smallest. The fenders do not ship with it so good luck to anyone who buys them. Anyway I taped & labeled this one so I hope I don’t lose it. But it’s back in my late F-I-L’s toolbox anyway

One unexpected problem I had was the black bolt on the left stanchion clamp threads had been damaged I can only imagine by me somehow. So it would not unscrew more than about 5mm. I had to use a cutting wheel on my drill to remove it. This bolt was surprisingly strong & didn’t cut in the blink of an eye. Fortunately I had a nice long bolt the right size, just not a Philips head, so I needed yet another tool for the job. But I happily found the right sized allen type insert for my cordless screw driver

Gave it all a cpl tweaks & got the wheel back on & tweaked a bit more. Seems as soild as it ever was & did a little test ride in my back yard. All systems go for a 2nd test ride on the fork

I thought I wouldn’t like a black fork, but now that it’s on I think I didn’t like the white fork!

Now that I don’t need to old white fork I guess I am free to experiment with it! I wonder if I can service it & get rid of the squeak? Then I’ve have a backup! Or maybe I’ll just donate it to a coop?

I used the tools I bought & they were helpful. too bad, all combined, they cost more than the fork itself, if I remember correctly. oh well, maybe I'll do another someday?

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Old 08-07-23, 12:03 PM
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meanwhile, 2 years later, the fork started squeaking over bumps & the headset seems slow
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