Originally Posted by nakman
Holy cow, way to stick to your guns! I could never do that....
I was afraid to because the bike seemed like just what I was looking for, but I also assumed too many people wouldn't be looking this time of year and wouldn't want to ride it up and down his icy street
Just talked to Neil Hitchcock (dropped it off with him yesterday), and he thinks the way the front was lowered is no bueno. They basically just dropped the triple clamp down so much on the front end that it is very likely to bottom out against the fender. I made the choice to have him go ahead and shorten and rebuild the front forks to match the rear, so hopefully the bike will be much more compliant and safe on the trail. He's also inspecting the valves and going over it top to bottom to ensure it's good to go!