At 8:24 PM -0400 10/5/00, ATWEDITOR@aol.com wrote:
>In a message dated 00-10-05 13:26:45 EDT, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
><< Historically... the beauty of the tube shock conversion is nothing
> more than $$ cost. >>
>Wait just a minute. I can't believe all of your pro-lever shock people like
>having the rear end do those neat little hops and skips when hitting bumps in
>corners. And don't tell me that was the effect of old, tired levers. Oh,
>no. I have clear memories of being amazed by that little tap dance when my
>'68 GT was brand new, and my roadster did the same thing when I bought it
>several years ago. Further, I remember other listers commenting on the same
>problem several years ago when I decided to do my rear end. And guess what?
>The darn thing hasn't hopped around a corner once since it got the tubes.
>Firm ride, you bet! But I also find that with two people and a full tank on
>a hot day, it rides just fine, thank you very much, instead of wallowing all
>over the road. But maybe that's some of the charm I can't appreciate.
>Now my GT came with a lowered front end springs and tubes all around. Can't
>say I'm thrilled by the damping action on the front, but the darn thing does
>stay glued to the road.
As does my lowered (1.5") 57 A with levers.
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