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Old 07-06-11, 07:36 PM   #1
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Can someone help me with this older Gary Fisher question.

http://www.bikepedia.com/Quickbike/B...uila&Type=bike

I have this year model. I just bought it for a good deal. Mostly unridden. I want it to be a commuter and I want to loose the front shock fork for a rigid. Can someone give me some links of what will work well with this and be low cost.

Thanks alot.

Also, if anyone has any cool things they can tell me about this bike, let em rip. Gary Fisher Aquila year 2000 model. It is the aluminum one and according to bikepedia all previous years were chromoly, so it must be the 2000 one. I have the blue one.
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Old 07-06-11, 07:54 PM   #2
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http://www.treefortbikes.com/#navbar...222350524___82

That should work great.
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Old 07-06-11, 07:58 PM   #3
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Thanks. I'm assuming where it says cantilever only, that it will work with the v-brakes that the bike has?
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If I were still a mod, I'd be on a "delete" rampage right about now.
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Yeah, it'll work great with v-brakes. There's even a question posed down the page a bit by one of the site visitors asking that, which the Tree Fort folks answered. There's also a review on there written by someone that did the exact same thing you're wanting to do.
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When you're nearing 10,000 posts on the same forum, I imagine it's easy to get a little jaded =)
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Yeah, it'll work great with v-brakes. There's even a question posed down the page a bit by one of the site visitors asking that, which the Tree Fort folks answered. There's also a review on there written by someone that did the exact same thing you're wanting to do.
Woops, saw that after I posted. Sorry. I just come here because it is easier to get straightforward answers here than at LBS most of the time.
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Hey ed, do you think I should get the chrome valve stem caps, or the black ones? Oh, and maybe you could post some photos of the ones I should get.
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Nice, but I'm afraid the crossbones will add an extra gram or two to the weight of the bike. Not to mention the increased aerodynamic turbulence.

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Old 07-07-11, 05:18 AM   #11
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The Surly 1x1 is a great rigid fork thatcan be had for cheap. I have one on my commuter.
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