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    Pre-2000 C'Dale F-frame Can I ask your advise?

    I have an F-series frameset I picked up somewhere along the way..

    What would be a decent fork set to put on this that won't set me back three months worth of pay?

    There are a few Headshoks on eBay, and I have some Headshok parts.. but would rather not waste them on a build, rather keep them for spares for my Super V's..

    This is just going to be a daily rider.. paved trailways, some two-tracks.
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    Are you looking for a rigid or suspension fork? What was the original travel and axle to crown length?

    You probably already know you’ll need an adapter to run a standard 1 1/8” fork, or a tapered fork.

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    Original fork was most likely 70mm travel. A Fatty70 Headshok.

    Axle to crown length? No idea at the moment, I could measure it when I get home. And yes, I'm looking for a suspension fork. I know, I know.. the older M series frame had a rigid fork, but it also had different head tube geometry.

    Reducers are readily available from Cane Creek to take it down to 1&1/8"

    Thanks for the reply. I'll get back to you with that measurement.

    I also need to make sure if the left side of the axle dropout will accept a disc brake mount. That could go either way based on what year the frame is. And will also limit me to what forks I can use.

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    That measurement you asked for is +/- 15.25 inches.
    No Joy on the disc mount. Looks like I need something with posts for linear pull brakes.

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    Headshocks were 480 a2c, as were the original DLR ti Leftys.

    If you own one, or three, why not just put a Headshock on? Simpler than doing a conversion, and then putting on a price oriented fork, which will be heavier, and less functional, than anything you have laying around already.
    Cannondale Lefty and HeadShock servicing, wheel building, etc...


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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    Headshocks were 480 a2c, as were the original DLR ti Leftys.

    If you own one, or three, why not just put a Headshock on? Simpler than doing a conversion, and then putting on a price oriented fork, which will be heavier, and less functional, than anything you have laying around already.
    Well, because I don't have a spare fork laying around. There's a couple guys on the Facebook page that say they're gonna clean out the garage attic.. but I never hear anything. I offered to buy one of them out if they'd put a number on it.. I know he has a big tote of shocks and rebuild kits..

    There are a few Headshoks on fleabay, maybe this guy I know in upstate NY would help me out if I needed it..
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    Ohh, sorry, misread, thought you said you had one and didn't want to use it.

    Pre coffee reading comprehension can be a problem.....

    You find one and it needs help, yup, I'll be here!
    Cannondale Lefty and HeadShock servicing, wheel building, etc...


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