Big @ss'n Tuning Fork?

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by KCvale, May 22, 2012.

  1. KCvale

    KCvale Motorized Bicycle Vendor

    I was cleaning up the shop this morning and moving a Macargi bikes stock front fork that was replaced and bumped it against the bench and heard a strange noise...

    I was baffled as to what it was for about 2 seconds until I felt the vibration in my hand from the front fork I was holding by the neck.
    Sure enough it was the fork acting like a tuning fork.

    I just spent the last 20 minutes giving it whaps on the padded carpet playing with it!
    I don't know what 'key' it resonates at nor do I care, I am just having a bit of fun ;-}

    Anyway, this info has no meaningful purpose other than to illustrate that no matter what you happen to be doing in life, at any moment you may find a source of amusement if you are paying attention and in my book any source of amusement, even fleeting ones, are life's little bonuses if look for them and they can change your whole day's outlook.

    That little bonus amusement of a bike fork actually being a tuning fork made my morning and it don't matter what comes my way the rest of the day, I am grinning ear to ear as the sun comes up today.

  2. Happy Valley

    Happy Valley Active Member

    Yup, same principle as a tuning fork. Try it with an old school high quality chromoly steel or Tange fork off a vintage Bridgestone, Specialized or Diamond Back when they were made by Centurion. The bi-plane forks that Centurion made are real special that way. Here's the type on a mid-80's Stumpjumper I have. They ring like a bell.
    83 SJ bi-plane fork.jpg