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trikeman
06-29-2008, 12:23 PM
These don't look too hard to build, but I suppose they have been superseded by the modern shock-based front forks.

http://cgi.ebay.com/J-C-HIGGINS-BEEHIVE-SPRINGER-COLOR-FLOW-FORK-VERY-NICE_W0QQitemZ220248654254QQihZ012QQcategoryZ15652 3QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

AtomicZombie
06-29-2008, 01:05 PM
I have done a few in the past, and they are not too difficult to create. Here is a great DIY...

http://bikerodnkustom3.homestead.com/brainfork.html

Brad

trikeman
06-29-2008, 01:31 PM
Thanks. That is good tutorial.

savarin
06-29-2008, 10:25 PM
I like springers, so old school.
Have a few pics on my site but not a full on tute yet (too lazy to write it)
I'm just cutting the flame shape rockers to replace the steel bars as originally used. The cast aluminium back seat has been changed to a red leather upholstered one.
Photos coming when completed and eventually painted.
http://www.members.iinet.net.au/~charlesmitchard/index.html
goto other projects/chopper
The rear legs are 1", the front 1/2" The rear legs pass through the bottom triple tree and are welded, a nut is welded into the top of the tube so the top triple tree can be bolted down to the top of the steering bearing.
The front tubes are just welded to the front cross piece that the springs sit on.
The bottoms of both legs are welded to short tubes of the same dia to act as bearings.
The front fork uses 3/8" bolts as a pearing whilst the rear legs use a saddle tube with two nuts welded into it, the tube the saddle post usually slides in is the bottom outer bearing.
With grease and some brass shim they move very smoothly

n9viw
06-30-2008, 01:27 PM
I was just going to suggest making a springer to (Joey? TheKid?) someone who'd had an issue with not enough rake, or too much trail, or some such thing on some straight-leg forks. I figured it wouldn't be a huge amount of trouble to bolt on a set of pivoting rockers and a rocker bridge, and one of those "shocks" of the sort that come with cheap full-suspension Wally World bikes. A pair of links at the bottom of the shock that run parallel to the rockers, and you've got it.

Savarin, good writeup- nice and concise. ;)

TheKid
06-30-2008, 02:01 PM
I didn't want to use a suspension fork on the Hauler, so I replaced the one that was on there.

BajanThinker
08-30-2018, 02:08 PM
I have done a few in the past, and they are not too difficult to create. Here is a great DIY...

http://bikerodnkustom3.homestead.com/brainfork.html

Brad
THis link is currently not working. Do you have another?

edspedalcars
08-31-2018, 12:18 AM
Welcome to the fun BajanThinker

You do realize this thread is 10 years old,...right":)

Check out my Inferno trike build. I did a 'inverted springer' front fork for it.

But here is something that might interest you.

http://www.roguehangar.com/bicycles/motorized%20bicycles/fabrication/fabricating%20a%20springer%20fork%20brainfork_file s/brainforkns4.htm

And here is one from one of our very own Zombies....

http://forum.atomiczombie.com/showthread.php/3524-At-last-the-chop-is-painted?highlight=

savarin
08-31-2018, 04:58 AM
I searched what I thought of as everywhere to find that link. Thanks.
Yep, I still pop in now and again even though I can no longer push the pedals.

BajanThinker
09-02-2018, 02:40 PM
Thank you Ed and savarin

stormbird
09-02-2018, 05:00 PM
Of course it is in the Wayback Machine ?

https://web.archive.org/web/20070708120834/http://bikerodnkustom3.homestead.com/brainfork.html