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    Replacing my fork...

    First time poster... I have an '85 cannondale road bike, I'm not sure of the model number, but what I do know is that the front fork is bent, and anyone who's familiar 80's CD's know that my aluminum fork is done for. My question is this, how can I find the right fork for this bike when all the info I have on the bike is in the serial? If anyone can help, or at least point me in the right direction, I'd appreciate it!

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    Remove the fork and take it to a shop that's been around for at least 20 years (The longer the better and an old time Cannondale dealer is best). Most likely they'll have a replacement fork that'll work just fine. Good luck!

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    Thanks, anyone have an idea as to the price of a retro fork?

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    New, I'd guess $40 or up. Wild guess. Used, maybe $25. But this may not account for a standard lbs markup. Yeah, maybe those are both a little low. Oh, I don't know, I'm useless to help, sorry.

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    Cannondales from that era had steel forks not aluminum.

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    I loled. Twice. Then I cried. Then I rubbed one out and cried again, but thanks for sharing.

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    so you don't have to be picky and find just a cannondale dealer. just go to one you trust.

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    Check your frame. If the bike was crashed hard enough to bend the fork, theres a high probability of frame damage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by San Rensho
    Check your frame. If the bike was crashed hard enough to bend the fork, theres a high probability of frame damage.
    +1.. thats what I was going to say.

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    if it is indeed a steel fork old bike shops have a "steel block form" that you could lay the fork in and bend/hammer it back into shape. bascially you want to restore the original RAKE of the fork!

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