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Old 07-03-2010, 12:44 AM
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Default Need some help with monarch replica front susp.

I'm installing monarch forks on a '70's era Schwinn, but the wheel is way too wide for the fork. I've seen these forks on many bikes, so I hope there's a solution to my problem. The wheel is approximately 3.5 inches wide outside the nuts, and the fork "arms" are only 2.75 (as it arrived). I tried changing out the spacers, but even with the arms and washers on the outside, the lock nuts, (now on the inside) of the fork are too close to clear the spokes.

On the fork pic, the right side is how it arrived, the left side is how I tried to swap spacers to make more room. However, that has the arm riding (rotating) against the powdercoat. I don't think that's going to work.

Ummm. I'm stumped. Anybody else install one of these on an old Schwinn wheel?

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