dont make me get the belt
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Originally Posted by np101
I went to my local bike shop and was told I can't get any new front suspension that will work with my old frame.
Not true, strictly speaking. Niagra Cycle Works (on Amazon) sells brand new RST 1 inch threaded and
threadless suspension forks. However they're way too much money to invest in an entry level fork, especially for a 16yo steel frame (making 2 assumptions here about the bike).
As BurnNotice suggested, unless you can find a LBS with something used, fleabay is about the only way to get something decent at reasonable cost (Craigslist would be a longshot).
You have two other options. A brand new generic aluminum frame can be had for $100 or so - you'd still need to buy a fork (plus headset and stem), but move all your new parts over to the new frame and you'd end up with a potentially lighter bike and a world of choices available for forks.
The other option - possibly the best one - is find say a <10yo mid-level bike with a good frame and maybe worn-out components so you get a cheap deal on it (Craigslist is loaded with them). It might even have a usable fork on it. Then proceed with the parts swap.
Last edited by scyclops; 06-14-10 at 08:20 AM.