here's the problem, pedicab drivers like to hit things!
at least it seems so, they bend a fork every week. and the 1 1/8 threadless forks are 100$ each to replace
I'm going to show you how to repair a fork using a ten dollar common threaded fork
buy these things
a 1 inch threaded fork with side pull brake posts from Pyramid. use 24 or 26 inch forks as appropriate but I'd suggest 26" as the wheels, tires and such are cheaper. you can also salvage any fork from junked bikes.
get these things,
angle grinder
die grinder

Step 1: Cut out the old fork

remove the lower race first! very important not to get weld spatter on that.
the fork is factory assembled by sleeving the fork legs and a collar onto the steering shaft,
first cut away the old legs like pic 1
the sleeve weld is at the bottom in pic 2, attack that with the angle and die grinders to separate the inner and outer parts
It says "Not bad. I like it!"
thanks. google translate and a few others kinda gave me that impression but none of them were very clear and it took combining single words from them all to come up with the idea.
I used google translate for the comment and it seems to be in Chinese and says something like not bad, like. hurray for google translate!!! :D
Step 4; If your going to buy a fork to do this! <br>Would you not just get the right fork?
100$ for correct fork, two weeks shipping. <br>10$ for donor fork-in stock. <br>average one bent fork a week- save 4680$
great tutorial! we have lots of pedicabs here in the philippines and this would help a lot.
I am thinking, assuming that most bends are from hitting objects straight on, that why not make forks that are harder to bend and also have some kind of give to them, like the old springer motorcycle forks. <br> <br>Surely one rider and two fat Australian tourists, and the weight of the bike it's self, would warrant that kind of a design. <br> <br>And yes, statistically speaking Australians are even fatter than Americans. <br> <br>
Woo! Great job, and thanks for the share!

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