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Rock Shox Indy XC fork, want to make a rigid fork?

Old 10-06-12, 05:30 AM
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Rock Shox Indy XC fork, want to make a rigid fork?

I've got an old Rock Shox Indy XC fork that I'd like to make into a rigid fork. I don't care if it can never be returned to a suspension fork. I was thinking that I could just take off the top caps, remove the spring and put in a pvc spacer or something. Has anyone done this? Any advice?
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I suspect it can be done, but the question is why? You'll end up with a rigid fork that's considerably heavier than a purpose-built rigid fork. It would make far more sense to sell the Rock Shox fork on eBay, and buy a rigid fork that's built for the purpose. You'll need a suspension-corrected one to avoid messing with the geometry of the frame too much, but they're available for a fairly reasonable price.
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