part of me is proud that i've had it for 18 years and it still purrs.
part of me would love to see how it rides with some new kit on it.
Any thoughts on what sort of shocks i could put on the front? it's a threaded headset - probably 1" but i don't know. Headset is shot, hence the thought of converting and upgrading the forks
the frame could also do with a re-spray - lots of loving scratches and wear/tear. difficult thing to do?
Please dont put 'new' kit on it. Replace with period parts, but you can find new old stuff on here
Rock Shox suit GT's perfectly, some Mag21's or cheaper Quadra 21's/Indy S or SL. Bear in mind that if you were to consider putting modern suspension forks on a older frame, with most being longer travel you will mess the geometry up (ie higher front end) and effect the handling.
Headset is 1" 1/8th. On here you can easily find threaded or ahead forks, plus if your headset is shot you may consider switching to ahead. My 1994 Karakoram is 1" 1/8th ahead, and is wearing Rock Shox Quadra 21's.
1989 Specialized Stumpjumper
1996 GT RTS-2