Category: Linkage Forks

Funny Fork In Copper Harbor

Some friends and I headed up for a quick weekend riding the beautiful Copper Harbor trail system. After noon the Keweenaw Adventure Company shuttle starts running until 5pm…

Funny Fork – Data Logging

The Funny Fork future involves public testing including data collection with hope for scientific testing to parallel ‘seat of the pants’ rider feedback.   Data collection will be…

Funny Fork – Ride VLOG 1 – Low to Zero Trail Setup

Ridden today is the FF-02 on Silver Lake Wisconsin local singletrack. This setup is a low to Zero trail setup meaning the self centering forces acting upon the…

Funny Fork – Public Introduction

The Funny Fork project started as the simple desire to understand the handling characteristics of suspensions systems which were non telescopic in nature.  Having few modern interpretations of…

Frame repair on the old timer.

The Turner Sultan is nearing the end of its life but it’s replacement is still in process so I need to extend it’s life a bit.  A crack…

Funny Fork West Coast Test and Tune 

Visiting a friend gave me the opportunity to spend some time testing the FF-01 and 02 on unfamiliar terrain, most of which had about 10x the elevation my…

JGW Funny Fork

FF-01 – Update # 2

Overview: It’s been about a month now since first trail testing the FF-01 and although it is too early to make claims about performance,  handling or ride characteristics, it…

FF-01 – Update # 1

Overview:   Week 1 was a blast.  I had some time at Kettle and some time around the neighborhood but  also had my first broken part.  The part…

Vintage Mountain Bike Suspension

Funny Front Ends: Part 2

Last time I promised a history of suspension but i’m more interested in the history of bicycle suspension, and even more interested in some modern history.  This is…

Fig 1. Earles Patent

Funny Front Ends: Part 1

The ubiquity of the telescopic fork is something i’ve always thought to be a curious subject.  The absence of  linkage forks in OEM applications, outside of BMW, and a few…