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    SLJ 6/8/65-5/2/07 Walter's Avatar
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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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    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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    SLJ 6/8/65-5/2/07 Walter's Avatar
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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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