This Space for Rent

Adaptive reuse

An unfortunate design decision

A new life for a broken fork

I was given a broken Elephant NFE fork (a first-generation one with thin & skinny fork blades; the reaction arm for the disc brake ended right at the lowrider mounts, so an enthusiastic brake application snapped the blade right there) and decided that it would make an ideal candidate for reuse as a rack jig. So I lopped the fork blades off (at a 72.5° angle) just below the rack mountpoints and brazed the thing onto a steel plate.

Now to get some matching brown paint to spray it with, then a piece of felt to glue under the steel plate, and then I’ll have a useful and ornamental shop tool.