◘◘◘◘◘ \/\/estern ƒlyer Šuper ◘◘◘◘◘ first post-BO mod

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  1. ifitsfreeitsforme

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    Re: ◘◘◘◘◘ \/\/estern ƒlyer Šuper ◘◘◘◘◘ IT'S A RIDER

    After riding the bike a couple miles today, I am disappointed in the ride of the fork. I will look for firmer springs. Out of the saddle pedaling is like a circus ride the way it bobs up and down. Regular seated pedaling is acceptable.
     
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    You need to make it a rigid like I did for my bee hive. find some spacers or standoffs that fit inside the springs and over the guide.
     
  4. ifitsfreeitsforme

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    That's a good idea Skip.
     
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    I know.

    it's a burden
     
  6. ifitsfreeitsforme

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    I gotta say, I've wanted one of these forks for four years and now I don't know why. They may look good, but they don't work well.
     
  7. SCHWINNRAY69

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    I rode Stevils Roadmaster at Monson with those forks and I thought it was great. :wink: It was a spongey ride, but was real smooth 8)

    I like the new springs though, they look nice :wink:
     
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    Yes, the plus is that it's super smooth, like a Lincoln.
     
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    Re: ◘◘◘◘◘ \/\/estern ƒlyer Šuper ◘◘◘◘◘ FORK FIXED

    That's a Cool Bike!! Congrats on the ride!
     
  10. ifitsfreeitsforme

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    ^^Thanks!

    Wondering if I should flip the bars.
     
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    Try it and have a look. You have a little time.

    I have a set of these really nice curvy mid rise apes I bought from Joe that just might look good. I Also have a nice plain mid rise set that would not distract from the rest of the bike. If you wanna try them, you can come down tonight. text or call. Boy might have practice but we can work around that.
     
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    I think I like this. Seems to fit the attitude of the bike better.

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    Took this picture tonight while walking with my wife. Wish I had a plastic bee to attach to spokes:

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    That did it. You may have earned my vote.
     
  14. ifitsfreeitsforme

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    Skip, I thought I already had it!! Sheeze.

    The last thing to do was make a kickstand extender. I used a spoon from our honeymoon resort that "somehow" ended up in my suitcase.

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    Found an old acorn nut to fasten it

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    Finally done:

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    My MIL is taking pictures of it this Saturday and I'll put it in the finished section that night.

    Thanks all.
     
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    Just because I love you doesn't mean you get my vote. :roll: :lol:
     
  16. ifitsfreeitsforme

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    I see how it is, chh.
     
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    Re: ◘◘◘◘◘ \/\/estern ƒlyer Šuper ◘◘◘◘◘ ALLLLL DONE

    you're such a chick sometimes.
     
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    whatever.
     
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    Re: ◘◘◘◘◘ \/\/estern ƒlyer Šuper ◘◘◘◘◘ ALLLLL DONE

    You girls play nice now. :p

    WFS turned out very nice!!
     
  20. ifitsfreeitsforme

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    hahaha!

    thanks Brian. Your bike did too. Best of luck in the voting.
     

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