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    how's my shocks?

    Just bought a 1997 Cannondale f700 MTB in great shape for $100 dollars and I'm thrilled.I'm a road biker at heart and have 2 road bikes which i find are useless in the snowy sleety icy streets of New York.Since I'm totally dependent on a bike in the city I bought this for the winter and a change of pace.I'm concerned abought the shocks on the front fork and am wondering if they need to be replaced,serviced oveerhauled or are really adequate.The shock is a Headshock MC60.When I sit on the bike the spring compresses and stays almost totally compressed,not returning more than marginally unless I get off the bike and then it returns to its original position.The bike rides smoothly in every way other than that.Also there is a knob on the headset that seems to do nothing.Is this a lock-on device or a tension modifier of sorts?I find contradicting info online regarding the shock both that it has a locking device and that it does not.Any help regarding what I have and how it is functioning would be helpful.Is it shot?Working normally?Thanks!(I'm 200 LBs)

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    sounds like your front head shock is worn out. I had a F500 1996 and I swapped out the front headshock for something better. the knob I think increased rebound damping.

    way back in the 90's it was an easy cartridge swap out for the shock, not even sure if they make them anymore... I'd call your local cannondale dealer.

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    Thanks cbchess for the info.

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