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Old 12-25-08, 04:13 PM   #1
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Sources for 26" Rigid Forks (1" Threaded)

Anyone know where I can source a new replacement for an old-style 1" threaded rigid MTB fork? My friend bent his pretty spectacularly wjile riding into a parked car at 20+ mph... Thankfully he somersaulted over said vehicle and landed in the grass alongside the curb... He's OK.

The fork is toast however, having been bent backward to the point that his front tire was gashed by a chainring. It was a cro-moly fork and didn't snap... Amazingly the frame was undamaged by the impact.

I know I can probably hunt around and salvage one of these off of a relic or beater bike, but I'm looking for something I can order off of the net for conveniece.

Any ideas?
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www.niagaracycle.com is one source for cheap forks. Click the "forks" link, then click to sort by "price ascending". As to which fork you ought to have, I can't help you there. If he's on a $100 or $200 mountain bike, these are just the thing. If he's on a $1500 mountain bike, these may be lower quality than what he's expecting.

Look the frame over real carefully for damage as well- may not be as obvious as on the fork.
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Even if the frame doesn't appear damaged, check for an ovalized head tube.
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Yeah I'd re-check that frame out pretty carefully, too. For forks might try here http://aebike.com/page.cfm?PageID=30...ory=633&type=T
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Thanks for the links... I took a look at the Niagara one and it seems like just the ticket...

I checked the frame fairly closely and so did my buddy who crashed the bike. He put himself through college as a welder, so we're pretty confident that the frame is good. It's a cro-mo Trek (circa 1993).

I also put the front wheel on my truing stand and it's very true and only the slightest bit out-of-round... In fact, I couldn't even find any sign of impact on the rim's sidewalls. The guy knows how fast he was going on impact because he'd been 'time-trialing' on his neighborhood loop and had just been looking down at his speed display before glancing up and --- BAM! Says he didn't even have time to turn or brake...
The fork was bent straight back and the chainring bite on the tire was just slightly off center, so I guess he was indeed going straight! The tube had a double snakebite from the impact. First time I've ever seen that...

Well, thanks again, guys for the links and advice. Looks like a $25 fork will bring this story to a happy ending!
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