Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - fork question
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It will soon be time to replace the fork on my bike. It's a threaded tube. Are the threaded still available? Seems that all I've been able to find are the threadless ones. I've got a mid 80's bianchi track.
2 tips that I'm sure have been posted, but just in case:
1. If you use electric tape, try using tommy tape. It works just as well and it only sticks to itself, not the bike.
2. Keirin grips - wet a paper towel with soapy water then twist the paper towel down inside the grip. Lube it up real good and it should slide on like butter.
02-11-05, 06:04 PM
There are plenty of threaded forks available... some really nice track specific ones too. You could switch to threadless if you wanted by getting a threadless fork, a new threadless headset, and a threadless stem, but theres not much point switching if you don't have to.
http://www.spicercycles.com/index.cgi?cat=2&sub_cat=Forks&prod_id=215&cat_desc=Road here is a really cheap one
http://www.spicercycles.com/index.cgi?cat=22&sub_cat=Forks&prod_id=192&cat_desc=Track this one would be real nice though
http://www.spicercycles.com/index.cgi?cat=22&sub_cat=Forks&prod_id=193&cat_desc=Track or even nicer, a cinelli fork
http://www.spicercycles.com/index.cgi?cat=29&sub_cat=Forks&prod_id=420&cat_desc=Close-outs This looks like a damn good deal to me
02-11-05, 06:10 PM
Says 'road' not track.
http://www.personal.psu.edu/faculty/r/c/rcc105/ForSale/cycleforsale.htm Cheap Ritchey.
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