I am trying to swap my new forks on my MTB. It is a treadless stem fork going from a 1" threaded. I did'nt pay for it it was a replacement by GT. I know I will need to get a headset and stem. I stopped at my LNS and the guy there was nice enough to give me some advice after I explained I was broke and couldn't afford to leave it w/ him. He explained the parts I would need to get it going which I was figuring I would need.
Then he told me I would have to convert to Vbrakes and that my Shimano Altus shifter/brake lever wouldn't work w/ the new Vbrake. This would require me buying a new brake handle and shifter along w/ the Vbrake upgrade.
Is there some way around this? I really need a cheap alternative.
Thanks in advance!