Thread: springer help
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Old 03-12-2011, 10:10 PM
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Default Re: springer help

Many of those generic springers are made to fit both men's and women's bikes. The women's bike will have a longer head tube. I ran into the same thing you did, and I made a spacer. Shortening the steering tube was not an option as the top bracket for the spring would not reach the top of the head tube. I made my spacer using schedule 80pvc and it has been working fine now for two years. Here's a pic of my bike showing the spacer in place.
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