24" Wheel In 26" Fork??

Postby RHR_Rob on Wed 4th Jan 6:04pm

Want to upgrade kids 24" V brake only fork to disk, but not much/any out there 2nd hand that might be half decent so i wondered if a 26" fork would work?
there do seem to be some 24" disk forks on Ali express for US$120 but dont know if any good.
its probably slightly higher but then i cant find a 26" to compare against. might work ok if i lowered pressure as he weighs practically nothing.

anyone out there been down this route?
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Re: 24" Wheel In 26" Fork??

Postby el_booto on Wed 4th Jan 6:22pm

yeah i have done this on my sons bike, i went all out and built him a rad 24" clone of my hardtail for going into the adventure park
A2C needs to be addressed, i cut an F100 down to 70mm and it's still a little tall up front but not ridiculous (probably about right for an aggressive HT)

here's my boys rig:
20161020_200519.jpg
formerly a trek MT220
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Re: 24" Wheel In 26" Fork??

Postby Velocipedestrian on Thu 5th Jan 9:50am

Sweet rig!
Must be a lot of jealous kids in the hood.



That's quite the bin of springs behind the rear wheel, got any 26" Lyrik ones hiding spare?
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Re: 24" Wheel In 26" Fork??

Postby dwgknz on Thu 5th Jan 10:26am

el_booto wrote:yeah i have done this on my sons bike, i went all out and built him a rad 24" clone of my hardtail for going into the adventure park
A2C needs to be addressed, i cut an F100 down to 70mm and it's still a little tall up front but not ridiculous (probably about right for an aggressive HT)

here's my boys rig:
20161020_200519.jpg


That's a rad bike, way different than a mt220!

Springs? I thought they were hair rollers......
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Re: 24" Wheel In 26" Fork??

Postby el_booto on Thu 5th Jan 10:30am

Velocipedestrian wrote:Sweet rig!
Must be a lot of jealous MTBer's in the hood.


FTFY


Velocipedestrian also wrote:That's quite the bin of springs behind the rear wheel, got any 26" Lyrik ones hiding spare?


one of two... and no i don't sorry
those are all DC fork springs (and the odd 36 spring)
PM me dimensions for the one you need, i'll see if i have anything comparable
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Re: 24" Wheel In 26" Fork??

Postby Astoria Paranoia on Thu 5th Jan 10:41am

I'm after a floor pump, is that one for sale?
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Re: 24" Wheel In 26" Fork??

Postby Wobbler on Thu 5th Jan 11:17am

how many holes in that floor mat?
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Re: 24" Wheel In 26" Fork??

Postby dwgknz on Thu 5th Jan 11:39am

Man, I thought el-booto was going to have a lyric spring and it was going to get all uncomfortable after Velopeds been bumping that classified for so long.
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Re: 24" Wheel In 26" Fork??

Postby Velocipedestrian on Thu 5th Jan 12:41pm

dwgknz wrote:Man, I thought el-booto was going to have a lyric spring and it was going to get all uncomfortable after Velopeds been bumping that classified for so long.

Hey, you don't have to keep clicking on it.

It's annoying having a fork you want to use just sitting in the shed, catching your eye every time you go in.
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Re: 24" Wheel In 26" Fork??

Postby Wobbler on Thu 5th Jan 1:04pm

put it in a box, or hide it out of view
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Re: 24" Wheel In 26" Fork??

Postby el_booto on Thu 5th Jan 1:34pm

Velocipedestrian wrote:
dwgknz wrote:Man, I thought el-booto was going to have a lyric spring and it was going to get all uncomfortable after Velopeds been bumping that classified for so long.

Hey, you don't have to keep clicking on it.

It's annoying having a fork you want to use just sitting in the shed, catching your eye every time you go in.


ahem...


I wrote:PM me dimensions for the one you need, i'll see if i have anything comparable
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Re: 24" Wheel In 26" Fork??

Postby Velocipedestrian on Thu 5th Jan 5:41pm

Oh, I surely will.
Just a riposte for the complaint.
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Re: 24" Wheel In 26" Fork??

Postby Velocipedestrian on Thu 5th Jan 5:44pm

Wobbler wrote:put it in a box, or hide it out of view

I surely won't.
That seems to be a recipe for bike parts I was sure I had not being findable when I want them.
It's like reverse trail pixies or something. Nothing fork sized I can't locate yet, but I'm not taking the chance.
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Re: 24" Wheel In 26" Fork??

Postby Wobbler on Thu 5th Jan 6:29pm

Velocipedestrian wrote:
Wobbler wrote:put it in a box, or hide it out of view

I surely won't.
That seems to be a recipe for bike parts I was sure I had not being findable when I want them.
It's like reverse trail pixies or something. Nothing fork sized I can't locate yet, but I'm not taking the chance.


I'm hearing lots of excuses
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Re: 24" Wheel In 26" Fork??

Postby Velocipedestrian on Thu 5th Jan 9:45pm

OK, so Toddler Brain has me beaten, and I'm a shell of a man.
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