View Single Post
Old 07-17-2010, 05:43 PM   #47
melville OP
Beastly Adventurer
melville's Avatar
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Oddometer: 1,478
Continuing in my scattered approach, doing what I can while waiting for parts and the painter. Fork Fun! It just barely fits my bicycle repair stand:

I've seen special tools folks have made to get the bottom nut off an Airhead fork, but I have an offset Craftsman box wrench (it's my VW and BMW valve adjustment wrench) that does the job no grinder required:

The internals are now external:

A bit of wear on the stanchion, but reusable:

Checking them on my precision Kombi measurement fixture--straight to within .001":

The right slider cleaned up with Simple Green, brake cleaner, ScotchBrite, and steel wool:

And the stanchions and damper rods reassembled and a test fit into the triple clamps:

More to come on the motor and brakes when parts arrive this week.
Call me Mel. Some years ago- never mind how long precisely- having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me at home, I thought I would ride about a little and see the other parts of the world. It is a way I have of driving off the spleen and regulating the circulation.
melville is offline   Reply With Quote