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Need an old 1 coil sized suspension fork to front on my OLD BIKE.

Old 04-22-14, 11:26 AM
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Need an old 1 coil sized suspension fork to front on my OLD BIKE.

Please help me find one wich works for a road bicycle.
At the local shop they said to me that its a rarity, and even if i get one I cant put it on only if it will look like a chopper.
Hell, I have an old bike too, but that could have a suspension too. heres the pic without suspension https://img13.tablica.pl/images_tabli...ower-wolow.jpg

And with suspension :https://img.mybikenumber.com/3313/mid...f2fbe4ce2d.jpg
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Old 04-22-14, 11:56 AM
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That doesn't look like a road bike, it looks like a rigid MTB from pretty close to the bottom of the barrel.
I wouldn't spend any money on it.
But if you insist:
-start with determining what size steerer tube/headset you have. Can be either 1 1/8" or 1". If it's 1 1/8" you can get a short travel replacement fork. I'd check with RST and Suntour first. It might require swapping the headset out to a threadless type, and a new stem. Can't remember having seen any new forks with threaded steerers in quite a while. Fairly doable.
1" steerers suspension forks are rare today.
Keep in mind that a longer fork will make the steering more sluggish, and some people worry about the extra stress it puts on the frame.

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Those are both mountain bikes 1 hasno suspension in mind, other than the air in the tyres.

the other has dual suspension for both wheels .. but one or the other as an entirety ..


though a low-end bike you are better off with out a poorly done suspension want-to-be bike , and sticking with the one without.


IDK about the Bike Market in PL these days , in general the lowest cost suspension forks dont have the economic motivation
to stock any spare parts

where if the fork itself ,as many do, is $700+ itself , for competition riding .. they would be motivated to have rebuild parts ..


so in short , buy a whole new fork , or save some more money and consider shopping for a new bike that is upmarket a bit.

at least you have some background to talk about what you want from the next bike, with the shopkeeper ..


you realize a suspension fork has a travel distance . and so the frame for that fork is higher up, as the fork is longer .

a frame made around a shorter fork, is what it is , and you live with it .. or go shopping for a new bike .. N+1 ..

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Tough to parse your post, but I think you meant to say you need a 1" threaded MTB fork. You will have to look high and low through the bins of all the bike co-ops you can get to. Then when you find one the internals will most likely be shot so you'll just hate the fork anyway.

I'd just see if some 2.3 or 2.4" tires will fit in that fork and just run lower pressure. That'll be better than any suspension fork you're likely to find at a reasonable price.
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Old 05-23-14, 10:53 AM
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Found one, relatively cheap, its an SR Suntour M3010, I know its not for DH, but it will be good. :O
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Heres my lovely bike, what do you think?xD
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seems adequate ..
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If you're happy, then all is well. But that saddle angle looks vicious.
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
seems adequate ..
umm what does adequate mean?
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Good enough, fit for purpose, Could be better , could be worse , If It works , It does ..
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Originally Posted by dabac View Post
If you're happy, then all is well. But that saddle angle looks vicious.
Why would it be vicious?
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
Good enough, fit for purpose, Could be better , could be worse , If It works , It does ..
Im planning to tune it with cassette hubs, aswell as mtb tyres,(this means atleast a 7 gear chainwheel,a new speedchanger, obviously it will be SHIMANO ) and at the end I will buy a better atleast 100mm suntour XCM hydraulic fork with disc brakes . And at the very end I will continue with a new chasee xD. Noob I am ha?
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probably spend more than you paid for the bike in the 1st place .. just be Comfortable with that .

IDK much about the Hungarian Mountain Bike Marketplace .. happy riding ..




Why would it be vicious?
The saddle, level, is usually more comfortable than with the nose way up ...

the clamp between the saddle and seat post may have slipped .. it happens ..

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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
probably spend more than you paid for the bike in the 1st place .. just be Comfortable with that .

IDK much about the Hungarian Mountain Bike Marketplace .. happy riding ..








The saddle, level, is usually more comfortable than with the nose way up ...

the clamp between the saddle and seat post may have slipped .. it happens ..
Well if I would live in hungary, I would have a proper bike, but thanks to Trianon(end of ww1), im living in Romania, where even R/C stuff is a luxurious hobby.
well, I will get out cheaper, than if I would buy a new bike (around 1500 RON) (good bikes start from there) and this bike was my fathers, he bought it in 1998, If I would had the money I would buy a used, but newer one .But its great, light and strong,16 year old speed changers, working without trouble.
Its saddle is a San Marco, it has shimano sis speedchangers(how to say it),shimano central chainwheel,monoblock, shimano back chainwheel,KMC Z chain, Bikepositive alhonga brakes, italian beretta tyres (currently) (planning to get MTB tyres) (got one actually), and last but not least, SR Suntour M3010 SF, a relatively cheap suspension fork, only problem is that it dont haves disk brake mounts and it has only 50mm barrell, tough many criticize it, it handles well in the forest ,more than 70% of it is being used, it is great.
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
probably spend more than you paid for the bike in the 1st place .. just be Comfortable with that .

IDK much about the Hungarian Mountain Bike Marketplace .. happy riding ..







The saddle, level, is usually more comfortable than with the nose way up ...

the clamp between the saddle and seat post may have slipped .. it happens ..

What bike do you have? Please write something so I can get more posts
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Obliging,

One WB Bicycle Gallery: Robert Clark's Koga Miyata WTR another WB Bicycle Gallery: Robert Clark's Brompton

Hows the Romanian Grappa?
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Grappa?
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Btw nice bike.
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Ok it's a specific Beverage .. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grappa

Wine has been made in Romania for , my Wiki look up, says 6000 years ..


Romanian wine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia..

Born/raised in the California 'Wine Country' , myself.. but not 60 generations ago
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"Grappa" is an Italian Liqueur made from fermenting then distilling the skins and seeds of the grapes after the wine has been strained from them. In the south of France it's called "Mec", and other regions have different names for it.
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Romania exists since 1850... , yeah, dacians,goths,huns,schytians,avars made wines in the location of today romania, mostly in the carpathian BASIN. Tough Hungarian brandy is the best, hungarian wines rock too.
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but to be honest, me myself as a 16 year old kid,prefer beer
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
Ok it's a specific Beverage .. Grappa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Wine has been made in Romania for , my Wiki look up, says 6000 years ..


Romanian wine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia..

Born/raised in the California 'Wine Country' , myself.. but not 60 generations ago
If I get to america, I would want to get to California :3
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Need to be 21* to have any alcoholic beverages , Legally, Here.. just so you Know.

* That's years of age, not posts on this forum
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Need to be 21* to have any alcoholic beverages , Legally, Here.. just so you Know.

* That's years of age, not posts on this forum
In europe 18 , tough Im not that bastard whos drinking till K.O, (mostly summer time) not much and I havent even tossed anyone being little bit dizzy xD (LOL)
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