Suspension fork on beach cruiser?

loquin

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Has anyone tried putting a mountain-bike style suspension fork on a beach cruiser? What kinds of difficulties did you encounter?
 


Zev0

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I have both. But I would hate tearing my Giant apart to see if they would work. I know, it would certainly be a lot more comfortable and smoother then the springers on my cruiser.
 

azbill

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most mountain bike forks are for threadless headsets
most cruiser bikes have threaded headsets
you can buy mtb forks for threaded headsets
I almost bought one till I saw zev0's black springer at the spookytooth rally last month
man...those black forks look good on my Jaguar :D
 
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If you look around you'll find some that you can buy the fork bottom then pick your steerer tube.

edit lol 2 months ago I had links to 2 places that sold them , think I can find one right now?
 
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5-7HEAVEN

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Lou, years ago the local bike shop installed a Rockshox fork onto my girlie cruiser bike. It was an expensive option, also needed a different headset. That was one of the best things I did on the bike.

Now I'm trying to mount a front-engine onto my bike's suspension fork.:eek:
 

loquin

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Won't need one now. About a month ago, got a Trek navigator. :cool: Smoooooth.
 
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Interesting subject though.
I'de like to hear from someone myself whose done this cos i'm just about to do it myself & am wondering if i'm planning the best/simplest/strongest method.
 

srdavo

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Back when I rescued Rusty (& friends), from that yard sale...I put on a suspension fork, with a 1" threaded steertube, from a Next bike.
Nothing fancy or expensive. but I thought it looked kinda cool.
the fork lasted a few years, but finally wore out.

If you don't have to have the Best...there are lots of suspension forks, with threaded steertubes.
& I never seem to have a shortage of donor bikes.

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sorry for going on about my history, with Rusty.
 
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fetor56

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Back when I rescued Rusty (& friends), from that yard sale...I put on a suspension fork, with a 1" threaded steertube, from a Next bike.
Nothing fancy or expensive. but I thought it looked kinda cool.
the fork lasted a few years, but finally wore out.

If you don't have to have the Best...there are lots of suspension forks, with threaded steertubes.
& I never seem to have a shortage of donor bikes.

Pedal power only
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Dec. 2003, No wonder Rusty is rusty!!
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all motored up, Nov. 2004
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sorry for going on about my history, with Rusty.
Thanks man,i'm keeping a lookout for reasonable suspension forks with 1" threaded steertubes(in a workable length) but they only come with new bikes & second hand forks by themselves are rare.
I've got a nice pair of Rock Shox(Judy C's) but the steertube is 1,1/8" and it's pressed-on high tensile steel.
I'll probably finish up canabilizing the steertube on the 1" forks and put them on the Rock Shox but i was interested to see if someone had done it before me & what their method was.
Assuming i can't get what i want i'll go ahead with this idea i'll post pics.

BTW...i like Rusty.
 

Esteban

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Not hard to do at all. The hardest part is to find the right size. Do you know the tube length you need ? I may have one that will work.
 
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