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    New to mountain bikes Karakoram & Sobe Cannondale

    Hello everyone, so I am new to mountain bikes largely. I used to rock a GT performer as a kid and have owned several in the past but now I live where the mountain bike is king so I bought a GT Karakoram (mid to late 90's?) and a Sobe edition Cannondale (2000?) and I know my way around a bike but allot of this is new so can anyone give me ANY 411 on these two? (specifically the purple non GT fork on the Karakoram as I like it but it's all bottomed out and I guess needs air?) They both need a little TLC but that is fine as I'm not going to ride down the side of a mountain, mostly hard pack dirt with light off trail type terrain (the chain on the cheap Chinese Mongoose fell off on the 2nd ride!) so after I replace the chains and adjust the brakes (the Karmakoran needs the fork filled with air??) I've never had suspension on a bike so it's all new to me....I guess you pump air into the shocks? how much PSI? what fork is that any way? Again, any help and info is greatly appreciated, thanks!
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    Once upon a time, that was a well loved fork. Marzocci is a good brand, you look to have the XC400 type, and I think it looks pretty damned cool! Here is a link to a fanatic's web page (not mine), seems to be a lot of advice and information there.

    https://dr-marzocchi.projectweb.de/galleries/
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    This picture from above page BLEW MY MIND!!
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    Awesome! thanks! I found it on that site and since it is pretty damned cool I think ima have it rebuilt (or do it myself if not terribly difficult) and be able to really enjoy the bike...

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