i've got an old mid-90s hardtail Raleigh MTB that i've turned into a hybrid back-up commuter by up-sizing the drivetrain and switching out the old cheesy first-gen rock shox for a rigid cro-mo fork.
now however, i would kinda like to regain the ability to take the bike out on some trails from time to time, but that wouldn't be much fun with the hard as hell steel fork on the bike now. the best solution would be a nice suspension fork with lock-out for when i'm using the bike as a commuter (which is the majority of the time)
the problem? the bike is now 15 years old and it needs a fork with a 1" threadless steerer tube. in all my searching i can't find any manufacturers that make a good lock-out suspension fork with a 1" steerer for old MTBs. does anyone know if any such product is still being manufactured by anyone? is it possible to have a suspension fork custom made with a 1" threadless steerer?
i don't care how much it might cost, i just want to know if it's even an option, because if it's not, then it might be time for me to start looking for a new MTB that doesn't have such an antiquated headset size.