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Old 09-26-2015, 10:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Fork options 1.25"

Just noticed Pirate has a mtb forum!

I've got a Cannondale "beast of the east" M800. Not the new one--this bike is old school from 1993.
I just don't get to ride enuf to justify getting a new(er) bike!

Current fork on it is a rockshox judy that I can't get rebuild parts for.
I remember having to carefully cut the tubes out of the crown on the Judy to fit them to the crown that fits the Cannondale head set.

I don't mind a little fab work--this is Pirate after all...
But I'm really out of touch with the new options and what I could make fit the Cannondale headset.
Probably don't wanna spend more than $200 cause unless I start riding more I can't justify it...
Oh, I weigh ~165 lbs and live in Ft. Collins, CO. Simple trail riding, usfs roads/trails, tracks, I don't risk breaking my bones anymore...
Thanks for your opinions and suggestions!

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Old 09-28-2015, 04:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You were spot on with the $200 headset, the only one I have experience with is a Chris King (they are great but are not servicable). If you have access to a lathe you can turn an adapter to press into your headtube with the correct inner diameter to fit a 1.125" headset. Options will be rather limited as Cannondale loves to keep their junk proprietary and 1.25" stuff was a fad. Gary Fisher and Trek had that size for 1 or 2 years and Cannondale switched to the 1.5" because bigger has to be better... I would also check Ebay for adapters, all that old funky stuff is working its way to the surface. I have a 94 Super V 2000 in my lineup with a sad headshock with all those cool Coda parts but luckily it just sits, no need to test the ol' Crack-n-fail.. I mean Cannondale.
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Problem Solvers Headtube Reducers

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1.1/8" rigid fork.

Cheap. Simple. Done.

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Old 10-26-2015, 04:56 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Problem Solvers Headtube Reducers

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1.1/8" rigid fork.

Cheap. Simple. Done.
Pretty much. Any fork these days will put the geometry of that bike way out of whack.
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Old 03-14-2016, 11:13 AM   #5 (permalink)
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You can get parts to rebuild if you don't want to buy another fork?
http://amzn.to/1pH9UYp
there is a list. Hope this helps.
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Old 03-19-2016, 07:18 AM   #6 (permalink)
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contact hippietech suspension Hippie Tech Suspension – Bicycle Suspension Service Center
He rebuilds, has parts, etc.

I just bought a NOS 100mm Judy for my Schwinn S-20 for $200
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