I'm trying to see if I can swap out my front suspension fork for another that I got in a clearance sale.. I don't know much about this, but seem to recall that there was some spacers that were sold to accomodate theis.
Maybe I should have mentioned this (and I don't know if it matters) but the bike is a folding bike. It kinda looks like this except it has a front suspension fork. Here's a video of a similar one, but with suspension:
The part just above the headset folds so I don't know if I need a special part in addition. Finally, I looked at some part prices and for the 3 above, I'm looking @ $60 minimum. This fork just cost me $25.
yeah, this kind of mismatch is rarely worth pursuing -- and your folding stem probably attaches by 1 1/8" quill which isn't going to go in the fork anyway. I saw on Downtube's web site they have new 1 1/8" suspension forks for $60.