dbaker wrote:What a great Christmas present! So the outstanding characteristics of this bike are long travel front suspension and high speed stability? Is it a longer wheel base than your standard mountain bike?
GCinDC wrote:I've got to confess, I don't understand how those two piece torque arms work... unless they're designed primarily for use w/ front forks.
For the rear, they don't make sense, do they??
- If I drew up such a design, where could I have it laser cut?
- Or would 1/8 mild steel work fine? I'd be happy to cut that up.
justin_le wrote:I designed this torque arm style just over a year ago 100% for use on front forks...
GCinDC wrote:I agree it does look wimpy. But how could that be for a downhill bike??
It will have more weight and more torque than it was designed for. Hopefully if I just avoid the 10' drops...
nicobie wrote:I think Justin's torque arms will work fine IF you weld the two pieces together after you determine the angle they need to be.
GCinDC wrote:nicobie wrote:I think Justin's torque arms will work fine IF you weld the two pieces together after you determine the angle they need to be.
Good idea. Think I can weld stainless steel w/ my Lincoln wire-feed welder?
dbaker wrote: Is that aluminum from a street sign?
Does the rear suspension squat when you gun it?
Hyena wrote:Your battery frame / box looks good.
You couldn't make use of the PVC ?
Don't worry about the duct tape...
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