'62 Schwinn Hornet Fork Swap

Discussion in 'KLUNKERS & MOUNTAIN BIKES' started by sking1973, Jul 1, 2018.

  1. sking1973

    sking1973

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    I got a wild hair and decided to swap the forks on my '62 Hornet to a set of Rock Shox (sp) from an old Diamond Back mountain bike I had laying around. They actually fit, which surprised me. My issues arose when I went for a test ride. It seems to pull one way then the other. Could the fork swap change the geometry enough to cause this to happen?
     
  2. scooter-trasher

    scooter-trasher

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    yep, Monark used to put a shim under the backside of the bottom bearing cone, on their springer forks to get a bit more rake .
     

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