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Old 06-15-2010, 02:24 AM
nolan_speed nolan_speed is offline
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Location: Seattle, WA
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Default Do springer front ends actually work?

I may be swapping my motor over to a Kona beach cruiser and I was thinking about putting a springer front end on it but I'm wondering if they actually absorb much shock or if they're just for looks. The rigid bike that I've been riding is a bit harsh so I was thinking about going to a bike with some sort of suspension. A beach cruiser with a mountain bike fork would look kind of funny so I thought a springer would look cool and could soften the bumps out a bit. It looks like the springers don't have any dampening so do you just bounce around a bunch? Will it ride any better than a rigid fork?

Thanks for the tips.
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