Fork springs / elastomers

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by simon_adams_uk, 22 Jan 2008.

  1. simon_adams_uk

    simon_adams_uk Veteran

    SW London

    I'm looking for some springs (or possibly elastomers) to shoe-horn into a recently acquired Halson inversion fork.

    The only constraints are: total length less than 210mm and outside diameter between 20-25mm.

    Has anyone got anything lurking in their shed gathering dust?

  2. NickM

    NickM Veteran

    Nice fork in its time; ISTR it used elastomers as the spring element. Even if you could find genuine Halson elastomers now, the effects of age would have rendered them useless.

    I think your only solution will be to find a contemporary equivalent which fits. Sounds like a question for a good bike shop to me.
  3. OP

    simon_adams_uk Veteran

    SW London
    My LBS throws out any 'old stuff' into the skip as a matter of course... very useful!

    I'm hoping someone on here has something random that fits the bill. I've written off the idea of NOS elastomers as they'll definitely be well past it by now.

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