Replacing Bicycle Fork – Not As Tough As You Might Think
This may not be something that happens a lot, but there are some pretty good reasons out there why you might want to replace your front bike fork. According to the article Replacing Your Front Fork, the reasons might be as follows:
These are just a few of the reasons; you may have your own. The article does a really good job of breaking the process down into little bite sized chunks and adds in lots of very helpful pictures. For me, I prefer lots of pictures. I find that it allows me to visualize what is actually going to happen even before I start.
It may sound like this is a very complicated procedure, but as long as you have some basic tools, you should have no problem getting the job done. The summarized steps to get your fork replaced are:
There you have it, the old fork has been removed and the new one installed. While not an everyday occurrence, this is procedure that can be performed by the average person as long as they have some common tools available to them.
I’m curious to know if any of you have actually replaced your own forks and the time that it took you to do it? Let me know how you made out and if this article was of any help. I’m out!