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Old 01-17-06, 06:52 PM   #1
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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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Old 01-17-06, 06:59 PM   #2
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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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Old 01-17-06, 07:03 PM   #3
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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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Old 01-17-06, 11:52 PM   #5
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Cannondales from that era had steel forks not aluminum.
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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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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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