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  1. #1
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    Fatty SL replacement suggestions

    I broke the oil/air damper in my '99 Cannondale Fatty SL headshok yesterday so I'm looking to replace the front fork. I'd like to start up-fiting my super light F1000 frame and eventually get to a full looks like I'll be starting with the front shock/tire/etc. I've seen all kinds of suggestion in many threads but I really don't know where to start in terms of fork selection. I ride 2-3 times per week and usually opt for the "easier" technical loops but would like to get comfortable on the more difficult loops.

    I'm looking to go with a cane creek headset so I can use a 1.5 fork and not be limited to Cannondale when I get around to picking up a new frame. I'm really looking for suggestions for a mid-level fork. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  2. #2
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    Pretty sure you can still get those serviced by Cannondale, check with your LBS. I'd do that and save my money for a new 29er.

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    Chris king is making a headset for headshock frames that reduces it down to 1 1/8" . Pretty slick.

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    Thanks for the replies. I called my local cannondale shop and they said to try contact cannondale through their website but chances are I'm out of luck as they are having trouble with anything older than 2005. I'm going to give it a shot as it never hurts to try. If that doesn't work I'm going to replace the air/oil cylinder with a piece of aluminum bar stock and have a rigid fork.

    Thanks for the CK reducer suggestion...Cane Creek also makes one.

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