Suspension Fork question...

Discussion in 'Mountain Bikes' started by gimp, Aug 7, 2005.

  1. gimp

    gimp New Member

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    Okay, done the searching (on the net and here). Done the measuring. Done the researching. So here's my question. I have a Diamond Back Topanga without a suspension fork that's about 8 years old. The fork I have NOW is 1.1/8 threaded, I THINK (It's the size I'm not 100% sure about).

    Is this a difficult size fork to find, NEW. Although the first question should be, the first, do I measure simply from one side of the opening to the other to get the 1.1/8 measurement?

    Last question, how reliable is a USED fork going to be? Or should I just get a new bike.

    Thanks for any suggestions and help.
     
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  2. simonbroekhuize

    simonbroekhuize New Member

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    get a new bike



     
  3. gclark8

    gclark8 New Member

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    I got a Suspension Fork from a new Merida here, you can have it for free, just come and get it... 1 1/8 threaded, 160mm steerer. I replaced it with a rigid CrMo. Much lighter.
     
  4. gimp

    gimp New Member

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    Ah, man....love to!! BUT.....kinda pricey right now for a flight to Australia. :D Thanks anyway. Think I might just get a new bike, unless you wanna ship it (I'll pay).
     
  5. FSRXCRIDER

    FSRXCRIDER New Member

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    just replace old trustee.

    8 years is a little old for a bike to be riding on the trails.


    time for it to go bike heaven, sorry dude.
     
  6. tyler_derden

    tyler_derden New Member

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    Screw that! Ride it till it breaks!

    TD
     
  7. FSRXCRIDER

    FSRXCRIDER New Member

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    your choice.

    it was hard for me to give my old bike up too, my whole life was in it. it taught me how to live and die(doing stupid crap) well, i guess you can tell what happened to my bike (dont ride off 6-ft high drop offs with a hardtail!)
     
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