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    1999 Gary Fisher Wahoo upgrades

    I picked up a 99 Wahoo . It was in sad shape. I have it all going now. Was wondering if anyone else has an older GF? I took the rigid front forks off and put threadless headset and suspension forks. A few other upgrades. So far so good. Anyone know where to get a manual at?

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    Thought I'd post a pic or two...


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    Nice!

    Man that thing is in great shape... did you repaint/resticker the frame?

    I have a '97 Big Sur that I bought off a college kid, it looks like hell but runs as strong as ever. I pretty much replaced the whole drivetrain but still running 7speed Shimano. Also I'm still running the OEM RockShox Indy C, but I need to replace that to continue to ride.

    Has the new fork altered the geometry adversely? That is why I continue to hesistate to replace my 63mm travel Indy C. People want a bunch for older forks on eBay but they're probably in the same shape as mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redcon1
    Man that thing is in great shape... did you repaint/resticker the frame?

    I have a '97 Big Sur that I bought off a college kid, it looks like hell but runs as strong as ever. I pretty much replaced the whole drivetrain but still running 7speed Shimano. Also I'm still running the OEM RockShox Indy C, but I need to replace that to continue to ride.

    Has the new fork altered the geometry adversely? That is why I continue to hesistate to replace my 63mm travel Indy C. People want a bunch for older forks on eBay but they're probably in the same shape as mine.
    The only thing the new fork did was raise the front end about 3/4 of an inch. The bike has not been repainted or stickered. I couldn't believe how good it looked for sitting in a junk yard of bikes. I'm real happy with how it turned out and how it rides.

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    About the front forks, they came off of a battery operated bicycle. Someone was selling them on eBay. After riding with rigid front forks and getting beat to death, I took a chance on these forks. Although they are all spring w/80mm travel, it's a far sight better than rigid. The most "mountain biking" I do is to ride hell through the alleys and sandy trails around town. I'm in a flat desert country in West Texas.

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    yep, a front suspension fork makes a big difference. Here's a pic of the old 'Sur, still rocking the 90's neon yellow toe staps. Now running SPD clipless, although after falling twice on a steep descent last night still clipped in, maybe I should put the clips/straps back on!


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    Quote Originally Posted by redcon1
    yep, a front suspension fork makes a big difference. Here's a pic of the old 'Sur, still rocking the 90's neon yellow toe staps. Now running SPD clipless, although after falling twice on a steep descent last night still clipped in, maybe I should put the clips/straps back on!

    That's real nice. Almost looks new from where I'm sitting. Notice you have the bar ends too. After going through the pic thread, I noticed not too many use them. They help me get aggressive.

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    I think bar ends have become less popular as handlebar widths have increased over the past decade.

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    i may be a little late on the discussion, but I had a 99 hookooEkoo until a few weeks ago. I found that a very good for replacement was a rock shox SID. i have heard good and bad stories about them but I have had no trouble. also If you are looking for a newer bike with the same feel, I would recommend a 03-04 ish sugar 3+ or preferably the race model . I just bought one and love how similar it feels to the old hardtail.

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    I have the same bike, are you sure yours is a 1999? I haven't been able to locate any pics of a 1999 wahoo on the web. Did they offer to colors that year? It lists acid green, team red as colors.

    epinions.com/bike-Bicycles-All-85936-Gary_Fisher_Wahoo__1999

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    Here's pic of my Wahoo


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    '99 Gary Fisher Wahoo


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    Sorry to resurrect the thread but what is the crown to axle length of the suspension forks that you guys used/steerer tube length? any suspension fork specifically that you'd recommend?
    I have a '99 Wahoo...
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    I bought rock shox quadra 21r, specs are 7 1/2 inch threadless steerer tube, and I believe 16 inches crown to axle length... I haven't received them yet so I can know for sure what the outcome will be.

    Thanks guys.

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    My 1994 Hoo Koo E Koo. Very pleased with this ride. Picked it up a few years ago for $150. All original except replacement rigid fork, raceface stem and spd's (Crowbar in pic migrated to another ride and replaced with original flat bar). I removed the bar ends as I don't really use them, but I still have them. She takes a beating, but runs strong. Its my backup bike and also my bikepacker. Someday I'll get a suspension fork on there, but for now, its all good!




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    Beautiful bike style, how's the suspension feel?

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