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Old 06-19-11, 07:44 AM   #1
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OK I'm hooked (or at least interested)

The wife and I did a ride with the West Palm Beach "FreakBike Militia" and we had fun. Enough to where we'll do it again.

So, being roadies, we throw most of our $ at our roadbikes but I'd like to customize the Schwinn cruiser she rode but on the cheap. I see "springer" forks for 26" wheels on the web for ~50$. I figure that's a cost effective and significant change all in one.

So....Is it just a fork swap? Do I lose the front brake (cantilevers)?

Other thoughts?
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Old 06-19-11, 09:15 PM   #2
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Yeah, you lose ability to mount a front brake. It is just a fork swap. Most people don't need a front brake when they cruise. I need one because I like speed, and don't always pay attention. Cruisers look cool, and are fun to ride.
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Thanks!

Rear brake doesn't work worth a damn but if I can improve this I might just go for it.
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Go ahead and use the rear brake only. People have been doing it for years with cruisers. You just have to be observant and plan ahead.
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