A good friend of mine I ride with has a bum front shock. He rides an older Schwinn HT but it works good and with exceptions to the front forks. I know this sounds weird but any of you fellas have a shock that is no longer in use and willing to give away for free or real cheap. He has a XL Schwinn with V brakes which is all I know about his bike. He came back to the NE after living in Cali for the past 10 years and is having some tough times finding a job and has been sucking it up and riding with the bum shock. Doesn't have to be anything great as long as it works.