Replacing front fork (& handlebars)
I've got a '95ish Rocky Mountain Fusion with a '98ish Rockshox Judy Something front fork that bottoms out over the slightest of bumps. The truth is that the suspension fork was a mistake, as I use the bike almost exclusively for commuting on pavement. (Infact the same could be said of the whole bike, but it was free.) I would like to replace the fork with a rigid fork and just wanted to touch base with veterans of this procedure. The fork is a conventional threadless model and I have yet to track down a replacement.
I've never replaced a fork before (the LBS swapped them before), but I have no problems repacking hubs, overhauling brakes and deraillers, and even repacking bottom brackets. Perhaps this is something that really requires a LBS? If not, are there any tricks or tips I should know about.