My own worst nightmare
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Madison, WI USA
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For sure the EZ-1 SC does NOT have the clearance in the fork for a 20" front wheel. Some of the higher end Sun / EasyRacers 'bents are featuring larger wheels, both front and rear (and remember, it's the larger rear wheel that gets you more speed, as it effectively increases your "final drive" ratio). But the SC steel is the very entry level into the 'bent market. Slow indeed, and heavy as all get-out (I just bought a used one for a song, and have to drag it up my basement steps every time I take it out), but a fairly decent quality set of components, esp. for the money.
Idunno about a larger fork. It would seriously affect the geometry of the bike, not to mention its handling. Yeah, that little 16" wheel doesn't handle obstacles as readily as a larger wheel would, and steering this bike is definitely a totally different experience from driving a wedgie, but if you really want a larger-wheeled 'bent (which, BTW, seems to be the way the industry is going), you're gonna have to shell out the bucks.
I found out about the roostertail effect sch describes the hard way; icked up a nice yellow bike jacket. Fortunately you can get fenders for it for about $30; just visit http://www.easyracers.com
, drill down thru the dealer locator, find a dealer near you and have them order a set. I'm waitin' on mine as we "speak".