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ok, so ther are monark springers on ebay for $120 and $10 for shipping. im wanting to get one and build new plates and stuff do the springs sit a little more out front and then rake my steering tube. anyways, i digress. my point is, is that a good price for the fork????
search karfers posts........theres been some problems with the repop monarch springers
and btw.......college could probably get those for you if you still want them
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http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-MONARK-WHIZ ... 240%3A1318
heres what im looking at
Those are the ones we're talking about. They look cool, but there are a ton of problems with them. I have 2 sets, and I wouldn't recommend them unless you have access to a welder and are willing to take a lot of time & effort making sure they're safe to ride.
yeah those are the ones that people were having problems with( not fitting and taking alot of work to get to fit and also with shoddy craftmanship as in the welds not having penetration and snapping)
some have had good luck with them some bad but for that kind of money i wouldnt want to have to go and weld everything myself and then paint them again
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yeah i knew we were talking about the same forks, i just meant what do you think about the ad? also i wasnt sure what you guys were saying was wrong with the forks, but now i do. i wonder if karfer would let me mock up my bike in his shop and see if we cant find a fit. i think hes got one there but its a bit out of my price range.
I usually just replace the fork pivot bolt with grade8 or stainless and the acorn nut I replace with a nylock nut. I usually do a shorter bolt on the spring and add a locknut. I've had some issues with the spring crown not lining up, and I've had to grind away about a 1/4" of the lip on each side of the crown so it will tilt down far enough to line up. As far as alignment goes, I assemble it, put the front wheel on, align everything, then tighten everything down.
The ones sold by Electra and Nirve look a little nicer than the ones sold as Pyramid/Dimension. The ones sold by the lowrider bike companies are the worst, especially the ones from China, but the ones made in Mexico are a little better. The only way to know what you are getting is to get your hands on it and look at it.
yeah exactly...hands on is the best, only problem is that i dont think i can find them locally in my price range to try and size them up...these are pretty cheap as far as i can see, so im wondering if its worth the risk to order them?????
I found the long bolt that goes through the bottom on the cheap springers has alot of slop to it. I redrilled the hole to the next size and put a grade 8 bolt in it to fix it. You are still faced with the problem of them not having any bushings in the bottom tubes where the bolt goes through and when you tighten them down it will smash those tubes. Hey Steve I still have a real monark springer that looks really nice that I would sell for somewhere close to the repop price if your going to go that route.
Uh Oh getting goofy again.
i'd be interested in those...what are you thinking as far as price?
also, firebikes has the same repro forks so im seeing what they can do to assure me ill be satisfied. rat mentioned having my face insured, and i figure im so close to the ground as it is, that i can stop myself. ha ha
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