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Old 07-23-09, 12:16 AM
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Hey all been riding for about 9 months...
Centurion le mans 42/16 is my commuter
swobo Sanchez is my polo setup...

I recently aquired a langster from someone and im planning on giving it a beating...I want to be able to play polo, get to and fro work, and throw some tricks in there

What im wondering is what fork can I put on the langster to get it to do bar spins with a 700 c wheel. I don't want to run a 650 with the stock fork as I don't feel safe...hope someones got an idea...I was thinking the fbm sword? Let me know
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Old 07-23-09, 12:42 AM
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if you change the fork for something that can barspin the way the bike rides will feel way different
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Old 07-23-09, 01:10 PM
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Ya i found that out putting the SE Lager fork shaved on the Centurion...just gotta ride it more so i get used to it quicker...bike shop out here said they didnt know...they dont seem to be the most knowledgeable...
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I think you're simply going to want a fork with the smallest amount of rake you can find. Has comparability with the langsters headest been an issue? I've never seen a Langster with anything other than a stock fork, or one off a bike with another integrated headset.
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Any fork that is a 1 1/8" threadless will fit. Any suggestions on fork with low rake...
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Old 07-23-09, 05:35 PM
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i found a bunch of specs for forks from surly,benscycle and so on however can anyone find the rake specs on the

charge whisk

volume genesis

so far the milawaukee bruiser for wins with a rake of 32mm...The langster has a stock fork with a rake of 43mm do you think the bruiser will creat enough clearence to bar spin...
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