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Fork Replacement


Old 02-18-08, 03:33 PM
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Fork Replacement


I'm trying to replace the forks on my Palomar GT with a suspension front forks. Not sure which ones to purchase becuase there are so many diffrent sizes. Currently the forks that I are

26" atb cd 195mm 25.4

I know I need 26" but not sure what the other measurements are for. It has a 6 1/2 steer tube and 2 inch of thread and 1 1/8 thickness.

Would apprieciate the help.
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Old 02-18-08, 05:11 PM
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Almost all new forks use a 1 1/8" steerer tube. Most are not threaded, though. You could upgrade to threadless, you'd need a new headset and a new stem. Any new fork will come with a very long steerer tube, you just need to trim it to fit your bike. If your bike has centerpull cantilever brakes, you might have issues with the cable hanger...depending on how yours are current set up.

If you want to keep your old threadless stuff, you'll have to settle for something like an RST fork, they still make forks with threaded steerer tubes. You just need to pick the one with the steerer tube closest to the length of your old one.

This one might work. You'll probably want to recheck your old fork's measurements...

Adding the suspension fork WILL alter the way your bike feels. It will steer more slowly, and feel less responsive, but more stable.
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