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 Post subject: Re: $10 Fork Brace
PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:29 am 
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I picked the brace up from the machinist today, now to finish shaping it.

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 Post subject: Re: $10 Fork Brace
PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:26 am 
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Adding a little clearance for the tyre.

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I think I'm going to finish it with clear coat.

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 Post subject: Re: $10 Fork Brace
PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:39 pm 
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Nice looking work.

What was the toothpaste used for? :s_biggrin

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 Post subject: Re: $10 Fork Brace
PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:12 am 
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enim57 wrote:
Nice looking work.

What was the toothpaste used for? :s_biggrin


Thanks mate :s_smile

Nothing mysterious about the toothpaste, it's for brushing teeth :s_biggrin

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 Post subject: Re: $10 Fork Brace
PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:53 am 
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It's on the bike.

Looks chunky and agricultural, but it serves it's purpose.

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 Post subject: Re: $10 Fork Brace
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Looks good to me. Function before form always.
Lets us know how it feels.

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 Post subject: Re: $10 Fork Brace
PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:54 am 
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My impressions.

The front feels substantially more accurate and stable, to the point that it highlighted the need for a small amount of tightening of the headstem bearings.
Tracking through corners has improved, as has stability under hard braking.

It was a fun project with results I'm happy with :s_smile



Dust seals from ebay, modified to fit.

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 Post subject: Re: $10 Fork Brace
PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:55 pm 
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I've had the same improvements myself (another bike though).
Gotta love it when all your efforts come good. :2_thumbsup:
Well done.
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 Post subject: Re: $10 Fork Brace
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O dear, O dear, now you've got me thinking. I've got a lump of ali and a milling machine sat in my garage.
I knew it was a bad idea joining this forum, it's full of people my mum warned me about when I was a kid !!


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 Post subject: Re: $10 Fork Brace
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enim57 wrote:
I've had the same improvements myself (another bike though).
Gotta love it when all your efforts come good. :2_thumbsup:
Well done.
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Thanks mate :s_smile

It is a nice little project, with satisfying results.
For a road going DR that is :s_cool

bluedog59 you won't regret it!


( the critical dimensions are 61mm dia @ 185mm ctrs)


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