Sunday, January 22, 2012

Bent forks

I am thinking to try bending my forks back into shape and then using 24" mountain bike wheels, only slightly larger than the originals. I have not been able to find replacement forks and a front wheel without sacrificing an entire bike.

Here are the forks, photographed today:

I will seek the opinion of a fitter and turner I know. As I see it, in regular use, they are mostly required to resist flexing in a direction perpendicular to the direction in which they have been bent, so perhaps a slight weakening can be lived with. I guess I'll have to keep my eye on them.

Another restoration in Melbourne

I only just found out about this. Where have I seen something like this before?

Above becomes this:

Note the single speed back-pedal brake. I have not seen one of these on an NS-22 before. I wonder where the stickers came from? I must ask....