I have an old Centurion Lemans RS which I bought with a bent fork (I knew about it). I have taken all the components off the bike, thinking I would keep them and sell/trade/give away the frame. Since what I want to do is tinker, I thought maybe I would just put the bike back together after cleaning and lubing everything. I dreaded taking off the fork since the balls were supposed to fly every where. Lo and behold, I took the fork off and the bearings are held in neat little holders!
My problem is that I want to get a new/used fork. I only paid $20 for the bike so I don't want to pay a lot for a fancy fork. Any ideas on where I can find a used fork? Anyone have one to sell? What is this rake thing I read about? Will most forks fit this bike? It has 27 x 1 1/4 wheels. Lenght of the fork from crown to the end is 7.5".
I bought a new chromed Tange fork at my LBS for $22, and it's for 27" wheels. I cut the steer tube, but then never ended up using it. If it's your cheapest option, and the steerer's not too short, you can have mine for the $22 + shipping. I don't know what they cost elsewhere.
Originally Posted by redneckwes
Road bikes seem to live in packs. Even if they don't have riders, they do gather in groups. They spend a lot of time standing around, looking for $$ to be thrown at them
62 Falcon, 58 Raleigh Lenton Gran Prix, 74 Raleigh Pro, 75 Raleigh Int, 75 Raleigh Comp, 76 Colnago Super, 75 Crescent, 80 Peugeot PX10, plus others too numerous to mention!
I saw a nice NOS Tange fork on ebay the other day that did NOT sell for the 99 cent asking price! Shipping was $12. Of course, it was painted blue and was fairly short (under 5 inches) so it probably would not have worked for this application.