So, I have a Kona Muni-Mula hardtail from year 2000, it has a Marz Bomber Z4, 80mm fork thats been on it the whole time. The fork has started to seep oil out of a seam in the lowers and I don't know of anyway to fix it so... I'm looking for a replacement fork, probably a 100mm Reba. Most of the good deals that I can find are on used forks, of course the steer tubes have already been cut on the used forks. So I need to find one with a long enough steer tube to work on my bike. Most of the used forks I'm seeing have about a 7.5 - 7.75 inch steer tube. If I'm measuring correctly it appears that I need a 8.5 inch steer tube to work on my bike, which of course rules out 98% of the used forks I find. It appears that ther are 0.5 inches of spacers between my head tube and my stem, which theoretically could be removed I guess? That would help, but that would change my geometry and I don't know if I would like that or not. Could I possible buy a stem that needs less steer tube to grab onto? It looks like my current stem needs about 1-7/8 inches to bolt onto. Thanks for any ideas you can give me.
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