Forks are personal preference. The springer fork does soak up smaller bumps well. It also stretches the wheelbase a bit which makes makes the bike more stable at cruising speed.
I agree about the flexibility of these old steel frames. I can see my front forks flexing an inch on rough road. Does the springer fork really help with ride comfort? (still on the wish list).
My old western flyer makes a nice motorbike. The mild steel frame rides comfortably and the rear dropouts hold the back wheel securely. I was very lucky when I bought this WF frame for $10.
Hey Wheelbender, how's that Western Flyer running? I had about 400 miles on mine and it's in tip-top jump on n go condition. Jon
Being an avid motorcyclist, I had already thought that I needed a front brake ... I found myself reaching for the lever that wasn't there a couple times. I find it hard to remember to use the coaster brake!
hi wheelbender , thanks for being my friend ! you are the first so that makes you special LOL im geting ready to ride now, its warm and sunny here have a great day.
Wheelbender6, Your avatar is a pic I took of one of my bikes. Would you mind using a pic of one of your own bikes. Thanks. Curtis. Chain Gang Lowrider.