Several builders have suggested flipping the fork around Walmart style with springs to rear. So while waiting on primer to dry I jumped in on the flip idea.
With my existing parts it messes up the geometry as I’d thought it would. It reduces the rake or trail but raises the axle up several inches.
With this configuration it could have the springs forward but I think the tire would interfere with the down tube. It also raises the axle in relationship to the frame. Negative rake and trail?
Also added safety washers at fork axle pivot points.
And then there’s this, might work with 20” fork which I don’t have. There’s also some adjustment in the axle bar for axle position. Need 135 degree brackets to replace the 90’s.
And this is where I started, I did make two additional axle locations.
What’s the disadvantage to the additional rake distance? Seems like it would be similar to chopper effect on the fork.