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can you build front suspension for mnt bike? Answered

i dont want to buy a new fork cause i know those are never cheaper than 170. i want to know how to make your own front suspension for a mnt bike

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gearhead1951 (author)2012-06-05

www.chopperhandbook.com is about making frames and front suspensions for motorcycles , but most of what you can do with a motorcycle will work for bicycle if you massage it a little !

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David97 (author)2012-06-05

This would be verry hard to do and the difuculity depends on what you use the bike for. Personally I would just buy a set beacuse with a homebuilt pair there will be issues like getting oil reload. shocks are alot more complex that a spring in a tube.

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rickharris (author)2012-06-04

My bet is that to make a reliable system isn't going to be worth the effort/cost. One off construction tends to cost more then the bought version.

In addition you will no doubt want something that isn't going to face plant you in the nearest tree - That may be hard to achieve with any certainty.

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mpilchfamily (author)2012-06-04

The question is do you have the welding equipment and the skills to use it to make your own forks? If not then buying a new set or salvaging a set from an older or junked bike is your best bet.

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canucksgirl (author)mpilchfamily2012-06-04

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Knowing "how" and having the means and ability aren't necessarily the same thing. I agree with mpilchfamily, look at salvaging parts from other bikes if cost is a factor.

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