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    Can this fork be saved? (x-post suspension)

    I have a '99 Z2 BAM that I was considering using on my new SS ride in the event I get tired of the rigid fork.

    I have two protential issues - The fork needs a new steerer. The old one was damaged. I have the bolt-in type crown. Does anyone know where I can get a new steerer, and is replacing it a safe thing to do? I am assuming that the bolt-in crown allows me to safely seat a new one in there, but wanted to check.

    The 2nd issue is that I will be running disc brakes. Is the mount on the '99 fork compatible with today's brakes? It looks like the bolt spacing is the same, but the mount looks like it would put the caliber at a funny angle to the rotor (see pics). Will it work? If not, is there an adapter that I could use?
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    Don't know...but I'll bet a quick call/email to 'zoke will tell you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VoltesV
    Don't know...but I'll bet a quick call/email to 'zoke will tell you.
    Yes you can replace the steerer yourself, I had a '99 Z3 that I replaced the steerer on, I just ordered it through my LBS (I think it was about $40) There are adapters to use those tabs with IS brake calipers or post-mount calipers but you migh have to run a larger rotor (185mm instead of 160mm) to use them.

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