The other day the frame on my fully rigid 98' GT bravado snapped. The nice people at GT have offered me a Avalance Expert frame at cost price so I think this may be a good option rather than trying to have the frame welded and it potentially failing again. It also means I get a much better and lighter Al frame.
Is it possible to put my rigid forks on the avalnace frame or is the geometry all wrong? I use it for road riding with slicks, hence rigid forks. I would prefer to buy a true road bike but don't have a spare £600-700.
How tricky a job is it to swap all the parts of the old frame onto a new one? Would it be easier just to get my local bike shop to do the job and save a lot of hassel? I am guessing there are a few special tools needed for the job. What parts are likely to be not compatible with the new frame? The current bike is a mix of 98' shimano LX and XT. I am also guessing that the front mech may not fit if the downtube is bigger.
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