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    Need new shocks for an old bike.

    I have a 94 Specialized Stumpjumper.
    I've replaced most all of the parts over the last 2 years. But the front suspension fork is toast.
    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.

    Is this true? Are there any other options other than buying a whole new bike?

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    1" steerer? also most new forks have an axle-crown for 80mm + of travel.. which would change the handling quite a bit.

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    Look to E-bay for a replacement that is in good condition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by np101 View Post
    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.
    Why?

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    dont make me get the belt scyclops's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by np101 View Post
    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.
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    thanks for all the feedback.

    After a lot of thought, I've decided that this is the time is to transition to a full suspension bike and use this as my road/commuter bike. Now another decision to ponder....

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