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Akisu fork help

#1 2021-03-29 8:20pm

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Akisu fork help

Need help identifying these forks had probably 30 years never figured out why threaded shaft so long. Any reason?https://s3.amazonaws.com/uploads.bmxmuseum.com/user-images/47837/20210329_121155606298eaae.jpg

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#2 2021-03-29 8:40pm

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Re: Akisu fork help

Probably for a scooter.


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#3 2021-03-30 1:42am

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Re: Akisu fork help

It's a "Universal" fork made to fit multiple different sizes of head tubes. You could sell these to someone who needs the extra length for their old Redline Proline or Schwinn Sting, for example.

The extra threads are what separate a "Universal fit" fork from a long head tube fork, such as those designed specifically for the two frames I mentioned. The person assembling the bike was supposed to shorten the top of a Universal fork to fit whatever frame they were using.

But you shouldn't shorten the forks if you run your stem up, unless the reason you run your bars high is to fit an old ACS rotor (or similar device). Adding a threadless spacer to fill the gap between the cap nut and headset washer is a stronger way to accomplish the same goal as adding a stem stiffener above the cap nut.


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#4 2021-03-30 10:52pm

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Re: Akisu fork help

+1. Don't cut those. The guys who need the length REALLY need them.

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#5 2021-03-31 12:40am

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Re: Akisu fork help

ChattyMatty wrote:

+1. Don't cut those. The guys who need the length REALLY need them.

Wasn't there a guy in here looking for replacement forks for a Moosegoose? I wonder if these are long enough?


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