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Old 04-20-2012, 10:34 AM
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Default Re: finally, a new project....

Them lil' abec-5's take an amazing amount of abuse!
...without even getting NEAR the pro-skater level!

I read a few articles on the toggles for double acting suspension bike frame links and they prefer bearings to bronze bushings. But the real reason seems to be cost and alignment.
The bearings are cheaper, and will tolerate more mis-alignment in the frame components!

But I'll do more research on it.

Half, what would you say the rotational travel of a rocker actually is?
Maybe 20 degrees max?


Do they even sell steel tonka trucks anymore?

Here's a pic of a trussed fork. It happens to be using a leaf.
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My goal is cheap, reliable, personal transport, below the tax collector radar. Fun counts for a lot!

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