Join Date: Oct 2006
Hi, I have a GT timberline that is around five years old. It has a cromoly frame and I have upgraded all the components and converted it into a drop bar commuter bike. I'm very happy with the way it all turned out with the exception of the low end suspension fork that originally came with it. It makes the ride mushy. The problem is that it's set up with direct pull brakes and 26 in wheels. I want to keep the brakes because the brake levers that I bought to make direct pull brakes usable with drop bar levers are new and weren't particularly inexpensive. What I'd like is to find a non suspension fork set up for direct pull brakes and 26 inch wheels that won't change the trail component too much. Oh, it's a 1 1/8 threaded headset as well. I'm not asking too much here, am I? Does anyone have an idea that could help. Thanks very much in advance for your responses.