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You must also determine if you have a threaded steerer tube, or threadless and the size.
The current standard is 1-1/8" threadless. Some older bikes have a 1" or even a 1-1/4" threadless.
If you have a large nut on the top of your headset, and a bolt on the top of your stem, it's a "quill stem" or threaded headset.
Best way to determine the diameter is by using a venier caliper, but a simple tape measure will work. Check outside diameter.
If you have anything besides a 1-1/8" threadless, you may have difficulty finding a fork. Odd sizes are rare at most online shops these days, but are still available if you know where to look.
You can get some suspension forks for under $100.00 these days, or up to several thousand.
This is by far the cheapest I've ever seen online: http://pricepoint.com/product1379.html
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