Touring fork for 26"/threadless/eyelets?
So I'm looking for what one would think would be a common component, but one that I can't find anywhere. Where can I find a steel 26" threadless fork (EDIT: 1 1/8") with eyelets at the bottom and halfway down, for a front rack? I could get a surly LHT fork, but that's really expensive. I'm amazed that these aren't everywhere; surely it's not that hard for the manufacturer to add a couple drilling in the fork?
What also blows my mind is that the only ones I can find (apart from the LHT) are suspension-corrected, which seems to mean that there's more of a market for turning suspension mountain bikes into touring rides than rigid mountain bikes. Rigid-fork mountain bikes seem like the obvious choice for touring, in my mind.
Last edited by GetOutOfNJ; 05-24-11 at 04:12 PM.