Sharkskinz on first gen

Erik Weber yoober at gmail.com
Wed Jul 11 09:28:26 PDT 2007


Wow, thanks for another good idea.

Erik

On 7/11/07, Ulrich Wiedmann <uw_micapeak at wiedmann.org> wrote:
> Another option would be to unscrew the top caps of your forks (definitely
> should work for the stock forks, not sure if this works as well for
> upside-down forks).
>
> Just be sure to support the weight of the front while you're doing this (one
> person lifting up on a handlebar is enough to support the weight), or
> suspension parts will pop out all over the place.
>
> Once both sides are unscrewed, you can just gently let the bike down to its
> fully compressed position. There are some suspension parts that you'll have
> to catch during this process - the preload spacers and some washers.
>
> A piece of plywood pressed against the contact patches then held up at an
> angle might let you simulate lean angle, but you'd probably want the rear
> compressed too to accurately measure clearance.
>
> On 7/11/07, Erik Weber <yoober at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Hey thanks for the ideas.
> >
> > Erik
> >
> > On 7/11/07, Henrik Bo Pedersen <henrikbp at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > An old landspeed and drag racing trick is to use tie-down straps to
> > compress
> > > the front suspension.
> > >
> > > If you have a hollow axle, a piece of rebar through the axle and two
> > > tie-downs between top triple and rebar may do it for you.
> > >
> > > If the axle is solid, you can probably rig something similar; How about
> > a
> > > lift table with a wheel clamp or a trailer with a wheel chuck - strap
> > the
> > > bike down and do your measurements. Of course you wouldn't be able to
> > lean
> > > the bike over to check lean-over clearance, but you may be able to
> > > approximate with a long level or straight-edge.
> > >
> > > Henrik
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > > I need to figure out some way to tie the
> > > > front end down or something to simulate the forks being fully
> > > > compressed.
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>



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