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Are bike forks universal?

Will any fork fit my bike? No. Many modern bikes use a 1 1/8” head tube standard (taking a threadless 1 1/8” steerer tube), but the tapered head tube (with a lower diameter of 1.5” and an upper diameter of 1 1/8”) is also growing in popularity, and calls for a steerer tube to match.

How do you lubricate a front suspension fork?

To encourage the oil to lubricate the upper bushes and the seals in the fork leg, it is helpful to turn the fork upside down to let the lubrication run down. Turn your bike upside down and allow 20 minutes for the oil to run down into the seals.

Can you use WD-40 on bike forks?

WD-40 should only be used to free up frozen parts like old shifters and/or derailleurs that have been abused. It can also be used as a degreaser on bearings before repacking with grease. Otherwise keep in the garage AWAY from your bike. There are better products to use on your bike and NO 3 in 1 oil is NOT one of them.

How much does it cost to fix bent forks?

Anywhere from $50 to $1000 if you bent the forks.

Can you repair an old mountain bike fork?

This is a really easy repair that will bring the life back to your old mountain bike forks. As the front suspension on a standard mountain bike gets older the seals start to wear and water from mud and rain starts to sit in the bottom of the fork.

What’s the best way to remove a fork?

Inside the fork the damper and spring shafts are wedged into the bottom of the lower leg. To free them so you can get the lowers off, tap the bolts upwards. A rubber-faced mallet is best. Failing that, a suitably-sized block of wood and a hammer do the job.

What should the travel of a mountain bike fork be?

If you ride over very tough terrain, you’ll want to have heavier damping and longer travel. In addition, the fork should have a certain amount of sag, equal to around 20 percent of the fork’s travel. If you have 5 inches of travel, the fork should be compressed by 1 inch while you’re sitting on the bike.

Can a MTB Fork fit a threadless headset?

I did some research and found a manufacturer that still makes MTB forks that fit a 1-inch threadless headset: RST. I know that RST makes forks that many MTB riders consider as “entry-level” (being generous), but let’s face it – my bike is 15 years old, and the technology in a new RST fork, compared to what I have, is like voodoo.