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PostSubject: The baron is no longer red   Thu 17 Mar - 8:36

Hey there.
The red baron is no longer red.
The paint was a bit chiped, so I changed it.




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PostSubject: Re: The baron is no longer red   Thu 17 Mar - 9:06

DO YOU NEED TO GET THAT SPRINGER YOKE DOWN Question
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PostSubject: Re: The baron is no longer red   Thu 17 Mar - 9:35

Can you tell me how can I do that?
This springer is from electra. I've got another one that looks just like it but the "yoke" rests much lower.
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PostSubject: Re: The baron is no longer red   Thu 17 Mar - 9:59

WHEN I PUT SPRINGERS ON I ALLWAYS HAVE TO CUT THE STEER TUBE DOWN.I BOLT IT TOGETHER WITH OUT THE YOKE .I PUT THE BRACKETT ON THAT THE LONG BOLT GOES INTO WITH A OLD NUT ON TOP OF IT THEN CUT IT WITH A CUTOFF WHEEL THEN HITT IT WITH A FLAPPER WHEEL .THEN WHEN YOU TAKE THE OLD NUT OFF IT WHEEL BE FLAT AND EVEN AND THE NUT WIILL CLEAN THE THREADS TO. IF YOU LOOK AT MY 66 SCHWINN I EXSTENDED AND FLIPED THE BRACKET THAT THE SPRING BOLT GOES INTO,AND I CUT THE SPRING IN 1/2 .THIS LOWERED THE FRONT END AND GAVE THE BIKE SOME RAKE IN THE FRONT END .GO LOOK AT EL DIABLO IN THE BIKE GALLERY.
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PostSubject: Re: The baron is no longer red   Thu 17 Mar - 10:21

i agree just a little lower would make a big difference. what color is that i dig it!!
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PostSubject: Re: The baron is no longer red   Thu 17 Mar - 10:38

This was the 2nd bike i built so it's a bit conservative.
The wheel base should be bigger and the stance should be lower.
I took a look at the el diablo but cannot tell vey well.
Pedalgrinder: do you mean that I have to bend the bracket? That shit is about half and inch thick!
KarfeR: the color is terracota, the most similar thing I could find to rust..
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PostSubject: Re: The baron is no longer red   Thu 17 Mar - 11:26

I CHOPPED AND ADDED METAL TO MINE THEN WELD IT UP AND GRIND AND PAINT IT .I DON'T THINK YOU NEED TO DO ALL THAT ,BUT YOU NEED TO FIND A WAY TO GET THE NUT ON THERE ,AND CUT THE TUBE DOWN.
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PostSubject: The baron is no longer red   Sat 19 Mar - 15:22

Dude, he has to lose about 2-3 inches from what I can tell. If he does that the fork bars and the support rods will be WAY up above the top tube and look silly. And the springer bolt plate will come down which won't line up at all with the springer bolt so in a sense you would have to build a new springer bolt plate that would look a lot like a raised trailer hitch for a truck. the plate would start off at the neck and shoot skyward to reach the springer bolt. It looks like the springer is off of a girls bike with that long of a neck tube. Take some close ups of it but I don't thin it will work. Chopping it down an inch is one think but that's a lot. I had to chop the steer tube and truss bars down and reweld them on my boardtracker because it was a girls fork but you can't tell because I did the truss bars in between the eyelet hole on the fork and metal finished them and the steertube is hidden inside the neck and can't be seen either.
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PostSubject: Re: The baron is no longer red   Sat 19 Mar - 23:27

slicks dead on i did not even notice that. its a girl's springer or at the least some strange long steer deal. trouble is all the other bars are long too so that it will work. there are ways around it none are easy
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PostSubject: Re: The baron is no longer red   Sun 20 Mar - 9:16

With the flattened section at the top of the main fork tubes it looks like you can cut them down and drill out a new hole closer to where the it becomes round for the spring cradle to bolt onto. That would allow the cradle to come down over an inch maybe. That should bring the spring bolt bracket down into a correct placement.

I can't quite tell if the strut rods will allow for that kind of adjustment though.

From there, the spring bolt bracket may need to be bent at a sharper angle to get back inline with a new angle of the spring cradle.
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PostSubject: The baron is no longer red   Sun 20 Mar - 9:53

You're right, the main fork sides could be drilled lower and grind off the top excess but the bare metal ends will rust instantly and look like shit. Honestly i'd just find a shorter springer. All the extra work isn't worth the $50 those repop china ones are.
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PostSubject: Re: The baron is no longer red   Sun 20 Mar - 9:58

Slick wrote:
You're right, the main fork sides could be drilled lower and grind off the top excess but the bare metal ends will rust instantly and look like shit. Honestly i'd just find a shorter springer. All the extra work isn't worth the $50 those repop china ones are.
SLICK IS RITE JUST GET A SHORTER ONE ,AND SELL THE OLD ONE.
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PostSubject: Re: The baron is no longer red   Sun 20 Mar - 11:58

Slick wrote:
You're right, the main fork sides could be drilled lower and grind off the top excess but the bare metal ends will rust instantly and look like shit. Honestly i'd just find a shorter springer. All the extra work isn't worth the $50 those repop china ones are.

That just gives you the excuse to take off the chrome and paint the main bar to match the bike. The support truss could go black.

You guys have to keep in mind that I'm a cheap bastard who can't afford to just replace the fork.
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PostSubject: Re: The baron is no longer red   Sun 20 Mar - 14:15

THAT WORKS TO.
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PostSubject: Re: The baron is no longer red   Mon 21 Mar - 4:24

Hey there.
Thanks for the input guys. I appreciate it.
I don't think that this can be done, at least done expecting a nice outcome.
This is the big problem:




The green section is too large.
I've got another set of springer forks and that section, compared to this one is about 2 inches shorter.

Don't think I'll sell it tough..

Thanks a lot
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PostSubject: Re: The baron is no longer red   Mon 21 Mar - 8:54

DO YOU HAVE A FRONT END THAT WILL FIT IT RITE Question IT WOULD LOOK ALOT BETTER.
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PostSubject: Re: The baron is no longer red   Mon 21 Mar - 10:33

Do you mean another fork? Yep, but it's not a springer..
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