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    rigid fork for 96 gt karakoram?

    Hi.

    I have a '96 gt karakoram. Ripped off the orig gt rigid fork in 96 to put on rockshox. I foolishly tossed orig fork in a move 1o yrs ago. I broke the rocksox and plan to go back to rigid as i use for towing burley / weehoo.

    I was going to grab a surly 1x1, 80mm corrected, cheap and respected. I'm guessing this is close to stock?

    (1) Is this the right fork dimension wise to get?
    (2) I plan on grabbing a new headset too. Any suggestion on cheapos that would work well?


    Thanks!

    All have 260mm steer tubes.
    80mm VERSIONS:
    Rake: 45mm
    Axle-To-Crown:
    413mm
    Weight, canti only: 1.01 kg (2.24 lbs)
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    Quote Originally Posted by bwwbww View Post
    Hi.

    I have a '96 gt karakoram. Ripped off the orig fork in 96 to put on rockshox. I foolishly tossed orig fork in a move 1o yrs ago. I broke the rocksox and plan to go back to rigid as i use for towing burley / weehoo.

    I was going to grab a surly 1x1, 80mm corrected, cheap and respected. I'm guessing this is close to stock?

    (1) Is this the right fork dimension wise to get?
    (2) I plan on grabbing a new headset too. Any suggestion on cheapos that would work well?


    Thanks!

    All have 260mm steer tubes.
    80mm VERSIONS:
    Rake: 45mm
    Axle-To-Crown:
    413mm
    Weight, canti only: 1.01 kg (2.24 lbs)
    I have a '96 independent fabrications that i use with the Surly fork and it was designed around the same fork standard of that era. The 1x1 fork is set up to fit a bike that had between a 80-100mm fork (the standard fork travel for that era as I recall). It'll work fine.

    I prefer the Canecreek 40 headset for a combination of usability, durability and longevity. Good reasonable headset that is proven and could be transferred to a new bike if need be in the future.
    Try this: HTFU

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    thanks Rockcrusher.

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