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    Fire Mountain questions

    I have decided to put my old 1996 Fire mountain back together mostly for road riding and training. I have ordered some Avid V-brakes to replace the cantilevers and also ordered some semi-slick tires. My question is pertaining to the headset/fork, it is a threaded headset and I would like to know what size threadless I can use, and if I need to know anything else to order the correct headset. Also I am up for sugestions for a fork, probably in the 80-100mm range. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by coiler-d
    I have decided to put my old 1996 Fire mountain back together mostly for road riding and training. I have ordered some Avid V-brakes to replace the cantilevers and also ordered some semi-slick tires. My question is pertaining to the headset/fork, it is a threaded headset and I would like to know what size threadless I can use, and if I need to know anything else to order the correct headset. Also I am up for sugestions for a fork, probably in the 80-100mm range. Thanks!
    If you`re going to use this bike for road keep the threaded headset and get a rigid mtb fork. Your bike will track better. You can find them really cheap in bike shops everywhere. The front end will weigh less too. Approx. 800g for rigid - double that for suspen.

    The fire mountain probably isn`t suited to run a 100m fork. A headset, new fork and stem can be pretty costly.

    Even with a rigid front end you can go off road and enjoy the trails. Your skills will grow!

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    Your headset is a 1". Most new headsets are 1 1/8", but you can get a Chris King in 1" or buy a converter to fit a 1 1/8" fork.

    Or go for a 1" fork. Marz. sells a 1" fork.

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    I had a '96 Kona Lava Dome. It had a 1 1/8th inch neck. Why would this one be different?
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    I just looked at the picture of the bike and it looked very much like a 1", but you are sure then...

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    I do know that I have an old Manitou (elastomer) fork that I was going to put on it at one time. It is a threaded fork but it has a smaller head tube than the original fork. I really was hoping to put an inexpensive suspension fork on it because I will be riding some single track with it, and I don't seem to have as much problem with numbness with suspension. I don't mind spending a little money on the old girl as I can shop Ebay, clearance, etc... to accumulate the parts I need. I don't mind the extra weight, the Fire Mountain with fork will still be around 5lbs less than my Coiler.

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    OK here are a few low cost options for you from ebay. I have a nitro fork myself (you can buy it if you like) and these forks work great.

    Check out all three:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...130331738&rd=1

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...131033331&rd=1
    My Bike: '19 Giant Talon 2 29er
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