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Old 02-18-11, 12:22 PM   #1
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Replacement for ancient Marzocchi XC500

So I've finally come to the conclusion that I will not be able to save this old fork. I need a replacement for my hardtail, which is mostly hooked up to my bike trailer these days. I don't need crazy travel, and I'd love to keep the cantis, though that might be impossible, I realize. I'm a roadie, so I know next to nothing about mountain bikes. What's a good replacement? Thanks for the help!
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looking for used or new?
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So I've finally come to the conclusion that I will not be able to save this old fork. I need a replacement for my hardtail, which is mostly hooked up to my bike trailer these days. I don't need crazy travel, and I'd love to keep the cantis, though that might be impossible, I realize. I'm a roadie, so I know next to nothing about mountain bikes. What's a good replacement? Thanks for the help!
Why do you think you can't save this fork??


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Old 08-18-11, 05:54 AM   #4
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If you're not doing technical or real bumpy stuff a Kona P2 rigid fork would be a good choice. I think.
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Old 08-18-11, 06:35 AM   #5
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So I've finally come to the conclusion that I will not be able to save this old fork. I need a replacement for my hardtail, which is mostly hooked up to my bike trailer these days. I don't need crazy travel, and I'd love to keep the cantis, though that might be impossible, I realize. I'm a roadie, so I know next to nothing about mountain bikes. What's a good replacement? Thanks for the help!
Yowza! That's an ol skool fork! I'm gonna assume it's for an equally old frame. If so, there are still some decent forks that have canti bosses and short travel for an older frame. Check out the lower end lines of Rock Shox and Manitou. Just using the bike to tow around a trailer? How about a rigid fork? Can be had with canti bosses, cheap and easy to source.


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Why do you think you can't save this fork??


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Marcus, sounds like OP is looking for a replacement. Dunno if he'd want to go all in with refurbing the old fork. Good to know you offer the service to breathe new life into a classic fork.

OP - offer up that fork on ebay and the retro bike forums for sale. It might fetch a pretty penny to fund the bike rebuild.
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So I've finally come to the conclusion that I will not be able to save this old fork. I need a replacement for my hardtail, which is mostly hooked up to my bike trailer these days. I don't need crazy travel, and I'd love to keep the cantis, though that might be impossible, I realize. I'm a roadie, so I know next to nothing about mountain bikes. What's a good replacement? Thanks for the help!
Hey,

drop me a note, if you want to sell this fork.
I few pictures would be fine :-)


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