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    Centurion Accordo Front Fork

    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?

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    I'm not familiar with your bike. Is it worth spending a lot of money on?
    You'll probably need a threaded quill type fork with the equivalent steer tube diameter (1" ?) and stack height.
    Do you have a friendly LBS?

    Al

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al1943 View Post
    I'm not familiar with your bike. Is it worth spending a lot of money on?
    You'll probably need a threaded quill type fork with the equivalent steer tube diameter (1" ?) and stack height.
    Do you have a friendly LBS?

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    Friendly LBS?

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    do not try this at home---- get a new-quality used fork-- especially if you put load on the front end--- anytime you bent metal-- the bend back makes it more brittle--- your fork is maybe pliable for 1 good try--- but your safety is at stake --- go find a replacement--- you might find something lighter with more style.....

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    LBS = local bike shop. Take it to them and see what they think. The general answer is "it depends". If it's not fixable, you can find a new Tange steel threaded 1" fork in the $70 range. Or you can just buy a new used bike on Craigslist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burtonridr View Post
    Friendly LBS?
    Local bike shop. Bike shops often have good used parts or may know of a source for older components, at least that has been my experience. I don't think you will find what you need through a catalog house.

    Al

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    I would recommend getting just a generic 1" threaded fork, I'm pretty sure there are a lot of fixed gear riders that could point you to a good model. If you are interested in keeping it all original, I have a red lugged fork from a centurion accordo (it's definitely used), that I might be able to let go of. Send me a PM if you're interested or want pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burtonridr View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by TimJ View Post
    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.

    +1 I had an '85 Accordo, it was a nice bike, certainly nice enough to make the effort to fix-

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