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  1. #1
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    Apr 2013

    HELP rebuilding my 98 Aquila!

    Like most here I have decided to rebuild my first bike I ever bought with my own money

    Problem is I do not know what I can upgrade and what I cannot. I know the shocks are blown ( the old rock shox indy c ). Also the grip shifts are completely deteriorated and need replaced.

    Would like to hear from you all what I can do to make this work and ride again.

    Any help would be great.

  2. #2
    In Transit
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Throw a rigid fork on there or find something like an old Marzocchi Z1/Z2/Z3 with the proper axle/crown length for that frame geometry. Replace the grip sh*ts with trigger shifters or convert to singlespeed. It really depends on what you want to do with it - hardtail, full rigid, mtb, commuter, townie, singlespeed, 1x crank ... a bike in need of a rebuild is a blank canvas. Good luck.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
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    Jul 2006
    I am using the surly 1x1 fork and it works great. also found an older xt derailure and paired with new shimano compatible sram triggers for a nice upgrade, soma clearance bar, lx/rynolite hubs/rims. good to go, my first bike, will never let it go.

    Also running 1x8 with the pauls chainkeeper!

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