I have a 1991 (might be a 92, unsure) Trek 970 mountain bike that I bought new right out of college. Somehow this is still my favorite ride, even though I have newer and lighter bikes. Over the years its duty changed from mountain biking to grocery getting, to now gravel riding the levy trails around here. Although heavy, the ride is smooth and great for all-day riding
The bike is a neat purple flake color (they called it 'sour grape' iirc). The dumbest thing bike related thing I've done is I trashed the original fork when I 'upgraded' to suspension forks in 1994. If I knew what I know now I would never upgraded, or at least kept the fork when i did. I am aware that I'll probably never find another purple tange 'Big Fork' that fits, but was wondering what the experts here think about other rigid replacement options that would fit the character of the bike. I certainly don't need/want the RockShocks Indy-C elastomer shocks anymore. Time to bring this bike back closer to original.