Classic & Vintage - Wanted: Fork for '84 Bottecchia
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06-19-09, 03:11 AM
Was riding the other day and hit a storm drain. My wheel went directly between the grate and the curb and my fork snapped. I would like to replace it as everything on the bike was original. Any suggestions?:thumb:
06-19-09, 04:44 AM
Look on ebay? I had a frame with out a fork, and it took many many months untill a correct length columbus fork came onto ebay. Was worth the wait.
06-19-09, 11:40 AM
There's this one (http://www.bikeforums.net/showpost.php?p=9123603&postcount=3516)on the local CL. Not sure if it's what you're looking for but it might get you going until you find another one. Not mine but I could ship it if the seller won't.
06-19-09, 12:46 PM
If you mean you would like to replace the original fork with another Bottecchia fork that's going to be difficult. I've only once seen a Bottecchia fork come up on eBay. The most afordable option is likely to be to just find a generic chrome fork with the correct geometry. Best bet for a Bottecchia fork is likely to find a complete Bottecchia frame. I don't know what tubing yours is. An Aelle frame/fork can be found for a couple hundred bucks on eBay. Last resort and the most expensive one, would be to have a frame builder disassemble your broken fork and see if he can reuse your Bottecchia crown to build a new fork from scratch and then have it chromed.
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