Chinese Truss Rods Forks?


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Henryford2

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jan 28, 2017
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North Ridgeville , OH
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Does anyone have any experience with this Chinese made truss fork off of Ebay? I like the simple and stout look but always somewhat skeptical of fabricated parts from China. It’s intended for a motorized bike (Whizzer). Thanks

china truss rod fork.jpg
 

Archie Sturmer

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Jun 13, 2018
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Los Angeles, CA, USA
#2
I have some limited experience with welded-in-place truss rod forks.
I have found that it may be difficult to place a thread cutting die on the steerer tube with the truss rod in the way.
For example, the eBay item looks to require some cut-to-fit or other custom ordering, (have not looked at ad in a while).
The fork shown might not fit common 3-1/2" head tubes, without some work.
And it does look heavy.
 

Henryford2

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jan 28, 2017
272
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North Ridgeville , OH
#3
Thanks, good point on having to difficulty trying to recut the steer tube with the truss in the way. Tube is 7" long with maybe 11/2" to 2" of threads. Should be OK in a CWC frame with some cutting. Thanks
 

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