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Bike E2 suspension conversion.

Old 06-19-17, 10:33 AM
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Bike E2 suspension conversion.

I removed the goofy 16" wheel from my E2 tandem and replaced it with a 20" suspension fork and tilting steering. Here is the result. Not suitable for shorter riders! I may try a 6" or 6.5" rear shock to replace the 5.5" Cane Creek.

If anyone is interested in the technical aspect to the conversion, let me know!

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It appears going to the 20" front wheel allowed you to have positive trail and positive rake, instead of that insanely, unconscionably-unsafe reverse-rake fork and 90" steerer. I bet the handling is 10,000% better now. The suspension, although nice, pales next to the improvement in geometry. I also see you've routed the front brake cable on the starboard side so it doesn't rub the chain. Excellent job all around!
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