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    Ok--- Now don't Laugh!!!

    As an 40 something who has been away from the MTB scene for 15 yrs, have thought about riding gently.....to get in shape......I have received a mint condition 2001 F400 with a P-bone. LMAO .... so this bike was hardly rode......no scratches and in excellent working condition, deour lx components, gel set for the wide load....and pretty squishey front shock.....so I called around to see what I could do about it-the skishhy shock-something firmer.....even called the Cdale central......now to the experts---- so what mods could or would you make to the bike to firm up the front end with reasonable cost......I would like to use this OLD dino for good use.....thank you in advance your comments are appreciated...

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    build it as a SS rigid and get yourself something new for XC or AM...
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    Talk to MendonCycleSmith, he may be able to help you out. If you wait a bit he may reply to this thread, if not do a search and pm him.

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    Not a whole lot yo can do. Those had either an elastomer spring, or a coil/elastomer combo. Neither are still available through Cannondale.

    If you can find one somewhere, there were stiffer spring sets available.

    Hope that helps.....
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    I was thinking more along the lines of getting a lefty on that ride.

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    Yep, A lefty would be the cherry on top for sure.
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Which lefty would fit, how much would it cost? ....... The stiffer set of forks that you were refering too, what was it called? much appreciate the suggestions....... thinking about the options.

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    If you are looking for the least expensive way out, keep an eye on ebay.
    Lefty DLR's from the early 2000's come up once in a while - I got one complete with a lefty wheel for $260+$30 shipping for my F3. Only other part I needed was a $5 spacer (which I didn't realize till after it was installed and my steering got rough - oops!).
    Those seem to still be very serviceable by people like Mendon (correct me if I'm wrong people!).

    Travel might be 100/105/110mm depending on year/model but they'll all fit.
    If you wanna go more high end/expensive, well, get a newer one.

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    ^ What he said. ^

    I just rode this one tonight, great friggin fork.
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    If you do the ebay thing beware of the lingering "Jake" lefties. I may be mistaken but people are always trying to get rid of them as they were not the best of the line. Kind of like the untold family secret.

    (Flame retardant suit on)

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    If you don't like the fork, replace it with a rigid one. Steel or carbon. Maybe use the fattest tire you can fit in the fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by perttime
    If you don't like the fork, replace it with a rigid one. Steel or carbon. Maybe use the fattest tire you can fit in the fork.
    Yeah, like this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brows141
    "Jake" lefties

    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith
    Yeah, like this one.


    Maybe a little less will do... I am planning to put 2.4" tires on my yet to be finished rigid bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by perttime
    Maybe a little less will do...
    Larry is your friend.
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    its time to PIMP YOUR RIDE!

    I second the rigid fork. Change to better wheelset and slick tires. Go cycling around the hood first.

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    Yes it is!!....01 caad2 f400 hopefully it will be interesting.....

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