Ahh geometry is a bummer sometimes!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.
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With this configuration it could have the springs forward but I think the tire would interfere with the down tube.View attachment 233590
Also added safety washers at fork axle pivot points.
All about angles…inches/cm.Ahh geometry is a bummer sometimes!
Web site explanation:Wheel flop.
Yep, rabbit hole for sure! Ahh Physics. Maybe I ought to change the build title.Not to further complicate things, but there is another important aspect to this that will greatly affect your design. You have basically created a lever with the spring acting as a load. The location of the fulcrum will dictate how stiff the boing will be!
Here's another rabbit hole for you!
Think I borrowed that paint stand idea from someone else’s build years ago. With the rotation capability it’s rather like the rotisserie’s that the car guys use.I like your frame stand! I also prefer the lighter color if you're asking. ;-)
Feel free, show your results!Going to have to copy your paint setup
Feel free, it works for me.Was thinking the same thing
Another concern is whether the two springs have the same resistance, otherwise the two levers may not self center. Also different forces at work with the springs in a turning situation.
Another thought is to do a conventional fork and springer for, both rideable, but one more for display.
Thanks, that’s where I’m headed at this point, a two in one. A convertible funky freak bike and a rat rod camelback cruiser is the plan for now.I would encourage you to have a rideable fork and to consider the other experimental. I am very interested in watching this experiment come together and will continue to follow along. However, I suspect you still have some design challenges to work out before this is safe to ride.
I am definitely interested in this.