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    rebuild 10 year old Tarpon?

    I don't remember exactly what year it is, but it was the last year they came rigid. My wife bought one the next year and it had a suspension fork. I see people post all the time about rebuilding older bikes but I've been told that it would not be possible to put a suspension fork on this bike. I don't remember the details but something was wrong with the headset or headtube. Are all these old rebuilds being done with older parts or did someone blow some smoke trying to sell me a new bike?

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    According to Bikepedia, the 2002 Tarpon had a rigid fork and 1 1/8 inch threaded headset and the 2003 was threadless with a RST suspension fork. In my opinion, you are better off rigid than with the RST fork. You should be able to buy a standard headset and new fork if that's the route you want to go.

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    I was thinking of putting a more modern fork on, assuming that's possible. The person I asked about it made it sound like the threaded headset might be a problem though. I barely know what that is and it was a year ago, which is why I can't recall the exact details.

    Possibly this route isn't really cost effective and I should just look at a new Marlin instead?

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    I bet your local shop would appreciate that.

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