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Old 04-20-21, 05:44 AM
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fishboat
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Originally Posted by BobsPoprad View Post
Thanks for the replies here as well. I posted this in the Bicycle Mechanics forum:


Thanks for the reply.

I stopped in to my LBS and got some good info as well. first, I guess they will send it to Mendoncycle to get it repaired. The shop owner just did that last year on a headshock.
I still like the idea of going rigid. We looked up some forks that would work (29ers I guess, because of the head shock), and they actually can't get any right now.

So, I either I take a gamble on servicing the headshock, or play the waiting game.

Thanks again for the information.
What axel-to-crown length were you using?

Please do post back if you go the rigid route. I see a fair number of nice Cannondales available and many look like nice bikes, but the headshok is the thing that says.."not going there" as it'll undoubtedly need to be rebuilt. A blown headshok is a great issue to depress the price of the bike. I've thought a number of times.."..so many nice bikes that may become useless due to the non-std headset/shok...there should be a popular/well-used pathway to getting these bikes back on the road, much like the many conversions of old mountain bikes into drop bar gravel bikes, hybrids, touring bikes....."

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