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Old 07-15-06, 12:41 PM   #1
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Fork Replacement - Trek Hybrid

I did something stupid... and now I need a new fork.

I need to replace the fork which was on my Trek Navigator 100 hybrid.
It was a RST Com I CT (50mm). I have found replacements, but they are
all sold without the steering tube. I can't figure out how my steerer
tube detaches from what's left of my fork. It looks like it was just
pressed in. There does not seem to be a bolt or nut of any kind which
holds the tube fork.

Q. -- How do I remove the existing tube? With a rubber mallet?

Q. -- How do I determine if the existing tube is still good? Even after
screwing up mine, the handlebars turned left right with no apparent
binding or resistence.

Q. -- How do I install a new fork with the existing tube? Mallet again?

Q. -- A new RST of same model costs $85. Although it's a hybrid, I'll
never ride it anywhere but streets, paved trails, groomed trails and
parks. Is there any reason to consider any other fork instead? If so,
what?
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Old 07-15-06, 01:31 PM   #2
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links to said products ?

ive never heard of a fork being supplied without a steerer tube...

pretty much all steerer tubes are pressed in, and cannot be removed or replaced without expensive tools unavailable to meer mortals....
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Old 07-15-06, 02:07 PM   #3
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My Trek Navigator 100 has a RST CT-COM I C5, 50mm front fork. When I search Froogle for replacements, I do find four vendors selling RST forks which I believe are the same: Airbomb, Triathlete, SmartBikeParts and BikeMan. Every single listing is for the fork with no steerer.

When I removed my old fork, the steerer tube is attached. There is no apparent means of attachment, other than being pressed in. If they are sold without a steerer tube, there must be a way to install one.
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If you have a 1 !/8" steerer something like this should work. What you need is a 700c suspension fork. You could always go with a rigid fork. Those are readily available and would be much cheaper. You just need to know what size steerer you have.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=56196
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I think the fork in this set is what you need.



On a serious note,as others have suggested if you know the size of your steerer, you can go with almost any susp. fork, you do not have to use the one from RST.
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If you have a 1 !/8" steerer something like this should work. What you need is a 700c suspension fork. You could always go with a rigid fork. Those are readily available and would be much cheaper. You just need to know what size steerer you have.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=56196
My Trek has 26" not 700c wheels, but your point is a good one. I guess any threadless 26 fork with steerer tube preinstalled should work.
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You could also consider moving to a rigid fork... cheaper and lighter.

I will be replacing my front fork (An RST on my Sedona) with this...

http://www.webcyclery.com/product.ph...cat=319&page=1

Although I ordered via my LBS.
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