Originally Posted by burtonridr
I have an 87 centurion accordo that has a bent front fork. Is there an easy way to repair it? or is it going to be better to buy a new front fork?
If I need to buy a new front fork, what do I need to know before I order a new fork?
That's funny, I had an accordo with a bent fork last year.
What I found is there really isn't much out there as far as threaded 1" forks go. Someone mentioned tange and that's pretty much the only deal. Threadless there's a few more options, but they cost more $$.
I found a fork on ebay and I'll bet you could too. You need to measure from the fork crown to the top of the steerer tube, that's the basic measurement, and basically you can use a 1" fork with the same length of steerer tube (give or take a few mm). You can get a fork with a slightly longeer steerer tube and use spacers with the headset, or if you have a spacer or two in the headset (unlikely) you can use a fork with a slightly shorter steerer tube.
I think the accordo is a nice bike and if you like it and can find a fork for not too much, you might as well fix it.
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