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Old 01-09-2017, 12:16 PM
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How about caliper brakes? Would that be safe?
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Old 01-09-2017, 12:18 PM
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How about caliper brakes? Would that be safe?
The point we're trying to get across is that the fork you are talking about is a piece of crap which really shouldn't be on a motorized bicycle. Do yourself a favor and get a decent fork, then you can put a nice big disc brake on it and not have to worry about your fork breaking or not being able to stop in time.

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Old 01-09-2017, 03:30 PM
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Point taken.A new fork is in the works. Thank you everybody for pointing me in the safe direction
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Old 01-09-2017, 04:52 PM
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Point taken.A new fork is in the works. Thank you everybody for pointing me in the safe direction
Thanks for listening to us lol.
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Old 01-09-2017, 08:15 PM
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Even if it's a standard, non-suspension fork, it's better than making an unintentional motorized asphalt ski from a Chinese springer fork. I hate to poop on your ideas, but we want you safe, and not missing half your face.
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Old 01-10-2017, 09:21 AM
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It's OK to weld a tab on the back leg of a Schwinn style springer fork for a disc brake.
That's all i did on the 1947 rat bike that I built... http://motorbicycling.com/showthread.php?t=62186
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Old 01-10-2017, 11:10 AM
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Point taken.A new fork is in the works. Thank you everybody for pointing me in the safe direction
You're welcome Ray, I like to help people keep safe ;-}
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Old 01-11-2017, 11:12 PM
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If your gonna do a double fork make sure you don't get a monarch!!! They have a history of poor craftsmanship, and spot welding. Google them and you will find a ton of piss poor reviews and a few accidents.
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Old 01-12-2017, 06:37 AM
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I have read about some problems with some welds on those forks.Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 01-12-2017, 09:19 AM
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If your gonna do a double fork make sure you don't get a monarch!!! They have a history of poor craftsmanship, and spot welding.
Ya, you don't want to mess with junk forks as a fork failure is most unpleasant.
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