I want to change my front fork, need some help.

genesis onyx 29'' cruiser. I want to replace the front folk with a springer style fork but I do not know what all the specs mean so I am having issues.

This fork says right on it that it will fit my bike with the conversion kit they sell for it, they even have a picture of it on my bike... but it is chrome and my bike is all bleck

https://www.bicycledesigner.com/bike...---chrome.html

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this one is the color I want, and seems to have the same stats? Would it work the same as the other one?

https://www.bicycledesigner.com/bike...k---black.html


Can I use that?


Here is my bike so far

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Cycleops

Legendary Member
Location
Accra, Ghana
I guess you're in the States. Were mostly Brits on here but we do have a few US members.
@Gravity Aided @Zipp2001 or @kayakerles might like to comment.
IF the steerer is the correct size you should be okay.
 

Milkfloat

An Peanut
Location
Midlands
The thing looks a death trap to me, but if you want to go ahead the black looks identical to the silver, but you may need the headset conversion kit too. I cannot see if you bike is 1” already or if the fork comes with the connecting bar to the steerer tube.

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If you fork is 1 1/8. then as well as the kit you would need a different stem and bars.

P.S. I prefer the silver as it stands out against the black.
 

DRM

Guru
Location
West Yorks
The thing looks a death trap to me, but if you want to go ahead the black looks identical to the silver, but you may need the headset conversion kit too. I cannot see if you bike is 1” already or if the fork comes with the connecting bar to the steerer tube.

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If you fork is 1 1/8. then as well as the kit you would need a different stem and bars.

P.S. I prefer the silver as it stands out against the black.
Got to agree, it looks like an accident waiting to happen.
 

dave r

Dunking Diddy Dave Pedalling Pensioner
genesis onyx 29'' cruiser. I want to replace the front folk with a springer style fork but I do not know what all the specs mean so I am having issues.

This fork says right on it that it will fit my bike with the conversion kit they sell for it, they even have a picture of it on my bike... but it is chrome and my bike is all bleck

https://www.bicycledesigner.com/bike...---chrome.html

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this one is the color I want, and seems to have the same stats? Would it work the same as the other one?

https://www.bicycledesigner.com/bike...k---black.html


Can I use that?


Here is my bike so far

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The original, without the springer forks looks like it'd make a great run a bout, the springer fork just looks over complicated.
 
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passive jay

Regular
The thing looks a death trap to me, but if you want to go ahead the black looks identical to the silver, but you may need the headset conversion kit too. I cannot see if you bike is 1” already or if the fork comes with the connecting bar to the steerer tube.

View attachment 605925
If you fork is 1 1/8. then as well as the kit you would need a different stem and bars.

P.S. I prefer the silver as it stands out against the black.

death trap? what do you mean?
 
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passive jay

Regular
The original, without the springer forks looks like it'd make a great run a bout, the springer fork just looks over complicated.
It is a good bike. Springer fork would be 90% about looks. I ride this thing on sidewalks when I can and residential streets if not so suspension was not really my primary goal, i want it for the retro look.
 

Milkfloat

An Peanut
Location
Midlands
This is the reason I would not be happy to ride it

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Look how the tubes have been compressed, but worst of all look at the nut and bolt arrangements keeping the whole thing together. I assume the front brake has to be removed too.
 
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