Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:34 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 46 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 10:36 pm 
Devout Dirtbag
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 07, 2007 9:53 pm
Posts: 108
Location: Derbyshire
Was thinkin about putting a pair of suspension forks on my 91 Apex, would this be considered a NO-NO and maybe even a faux pas?

I know this is a retro forum an all that but just wated to know your opinions? :? Would it affect the geometry so much that it would make the bike unstable, just fancy keepin my fillings and the suspension would definitely help..!

Any info appreciated.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: go for it!
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 10:39 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2007 10:21 pm
Posts: 2159
Location: Cornwall
i just fitted a set of rc35s to my 1990 sm700 and it rides miles better now!! it will effect the geometry but just get the right set of forks and itll be okay i reakon


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 10:43 pm 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 23, 2006 2:12 pm
Posts: 5785
Longy - some people get hung up on stuff like that. i say go for it - original Manitous or RS would be cool (and make it ride nicely). I had both at some point on my Axis


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 10:50 pm 
Devout Dirtbag
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 07, 2007 9:53 pm
Posts: 108
Location: Derbyshire
ok guys..another question...What's the right set of forks? Mines a 17'' Apex...does that help you?

Longy


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 10:52 pm 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 23, 2006 2:12 pm
Posts: 5785
Manitou 1's (no I don't have any for sale but ask Jonnyretro) or Marzocchi's best on that age DBR.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 10:59 pm 
Devout Dirtbag
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 07, 2007 9:53 pm
Posts: 108
Location: Derbyshire
MadCowKev

Ok...will ask Jonnyretro

Cheers

Longy


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 11:55 pm 
BoTY Winner
BoTY Winner
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 05, 2005 6:29 pm
Posts: 975
Location: NorCal, USA
Personally I find suspension forks on bikes that were either a) not designed to have suspension or b) were around before suspension on mtbs was introduced to be offensive.


If you want suspension, but a modern bike. It works so much better and the bikes are designed to complement this suspension.



Thats just me though.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:58 am 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 28, 2005 1:10 am
Posts: 4473
Location: Bristol
No...


Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 3:39 am 
BoTY Winner
BoTY Winner
User avatar

Joined: Tue Apr 04, 2006 6:39 pm
Posts: 2568
Location: Durango CO, USA
I'm with Rumpfy, if the bike wasn't designed around a suspension fork, then one doesn't belong on the bike...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 6:12 am 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 20, 2007 11:19 pm
Posts: 7006
Location: Odense, Denmark
I disagree. People were retrofitting suspension BÃŒTD aswell. The whole idea was that you could at least choose which fork you got, which was a good thing Imho.

But I do agree on one point - keep it short travel (i.e about 3-4 cm) and try and fit something period or your geometry will be shot to pieces.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 46 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: bartsince1975, Big Block, konatime, Matt70, Piperdave, shedobits, Spanky22b, Stylus, tigern, tufty and 33 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group