Bicycle Mechanics - Stick a fork in it?
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09-20-01, 06:13 PM
I have an old 95 trek 930 that I would love to put a fork on...so I can use it as a banger bike. I have been told I can put in a new threadless headset or just have the new steerer threaded. I think it is a one incher? Any ideas on how to solve this problem economically.
09-21-01, 03:08 AM
What exactly is the problem? Do you have or need a fork. Do you need new headset? Threadless and threaded headsets cost pretty much the same. Use whatever type your stem is compatable wth, or you have to by a new stem.
And welcome to the forums! If you have an old Trek 930, and it comes with the older style threaded stem, you'll need to get yourself an Aheadset, and an Ahead stem to fit the newer style suspension forks.
I have a Trek from back in 1991, and when I finally decided to go for front suspension, this is what I did.
As MichaelW says, the costs are pretty much comparable..and now is a good time to buy last years suspension forks at cheaper prices.
Is this what you mean?
09-21-01, 09:30 AM
If you've got a 1" steerer, you may have a difficult time. The 1" steerers are being phased out and are becoming very difficult to get. If you don't already have one, make sure you can get one before you start to take anything apart. Headsets are generally not a problem since many road bikes are still using this size, just the forks.
09-22-01, 02:12 AM
You should be able to do it if your're going to use a "standard" fork no problem. You may have a problem if you want to use a "shock" fork and the bike is old enough not to be designed to work with it. Check around local shops if you want a "standard" you may find one that was taken off a bike to make way for a "shock" replacement.
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