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dirtydog
09-18-2011, 10:38 AM
hi im getting ready to start my tomahawk build and was wondering is there any reason not to use a pair of forks for the back end suitably braced as on the early maraurder thanks in advance guys

Ibedayank
09-18-2011, 02:28 PM
then it would not be a tomahawk
its easier to keep square tubing straight
why complicate a pretty simple bike to build
it was designed to be a frame that was easy to build with
a rim that used a disk brake

dirtydog
09-18-2011, 02:55 PM
well keeping it straight wont be a problem and i aint using a disc cos that cost money so its using what i got and if it wouldent be a exact tomahawk that dont matter much

Ibedayank
09-18-2011, 03:26 PM
strenght is in the tube same as in the warrior trike
so it did not need a triangle to make it strong
.... its the same Brad cut it off a warrior
look at the size differnce between 1 1/2 tubing and a set of forks

just remember if built to light/weak when it fails its gonna hurt

Radical Brad
09-18-2011, 07:53 PM
It could be done, but you may have to deal with chain line issues.

Brad

Ibedayank
09-18-2011, 08:07 PM
Brad but would it be strong enough?
tube will be stronger than any forks built except motorcycle forks

course im just chicken and hate doctors/hospitals

dirtydog
09-19-2011, 03:34 AM
brad i notice you used the rear fork idea both on the meridian and the high roller as well as the marauder is there a structual reason you started to use the box tube rear end or was it just to make it easier for people to build and for looks