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    1" shock for a 80's Ross Hitech mtb

    My dad is looking to replace his front fork for a more cozier front shock; he rides an 80's Ross HiTech mtb, in good condition. any suggestions on what we should look for?
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    right on man, thank you!
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    any suspension fork is going to throw the geometry way off, especially if over 80mm travel. Those old bikes weren't designed for suspension forks. Just get him a nice fat front tire 2.25-2.5.
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    Quote Originally Posted by logbiter
    any suspension fork is going to throw the geometry way off, especially if over 80mm travel. Those old bikes weren't designed for suspension forks. Just get him a nice fat front tire 2.25-2.5.
    that interesting to hear, we actually had disgusted that same issue and weren't sure what it would do to his geometry. thanks for the tip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by logbiter
    any suspension fork is going to throw the geometry way off, especially if over 80mm travel. Those old bikes weren't designed for suspension forks. Just get him a nice fat front tire 2.25-2.5.
    Exactly...any 80's bike had zero suspension correction in the fork. Maybe throw in some Ti bars as well for some extra compliance.

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    If hes just cruising around on a 20+ year old bike its no big deal, if hes rippin trail he would be on a more modern bike.
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    Don't judge someone by their bike. Some peeps are just so good on their '80s bikes they didnt need to upgrade.
    Why would I care about 150g of bike weight, I just ate 400g of cookies while reading this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaveGiant
    Don't judge someone by their bike. Some peeps are just so good on their '80s bikes they didnt need to upgrade.
    I ride with one of them and know allot of them on motos, read the Shyt bike articles in Bike perfect example.
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    This dude sells a lot of 1" rebuilt forks

    http://shop.ebay.com/blimpuss/m.html...&_trksid=p3686

    you can also get a 95 judy with 1" pinch bolt crown steerer and a older sid and put the sid stanchions into the judy crown.

    or you can get an even older sid that has a 1" steerer

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