- Shiny fork stanchions?
Back in the day, forks had anodised stanchions that were shiny and super smooth. Now they are a dull finish, with tiny surface irregularities that hold onto the oil to make them smoother.
Anyone tried taking ultra fine wet n dry to shiny stanchions just to dull the finish?
(trying to outdo cynic-al in the crazy ideas stakes)Posted 2 months agoAndy RSubscriber
Shiny surfaces aren’t always the most “slippery” – take guitar and bass neck finishes, for example. At one time they were always high gloss finished but now pretty much always satin. I take some fine wet or dry to my bass necks when the start to become too glossy through use, so in theory I don’t see why it couldn’t be done to fork stanchions to reduce stiction.
You could always try it on something not too valuable, I suppose?Posted 2 months ago
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