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Old 10-06-09, 06:32 AM   #1
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Fork Swap: Fuji Sagres / Fuji Allegro

Dear Forum,

I found an old 1986 Fuji Sagres in the trash the other day. It belonged in the trash as the frame was bent. However, the fork is fine. I have a 1985 Fuji Allegro which has a steel fork (Valite on 1986 models) so I want to swap the Valite 1986 Sagres fork into my 1985 Allegro.

Question: Would this work and what tools would I need? I am a complete bike newbie, but I am technically inclined, so what I'm really curious about is how much would it cost for all the tools.

Is the procedure so difficult that I would be better off taking it to a bike mechanic? How much is a reasonable price for such a service?

Thanks so much,
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Old 10-06-09, 06:59 AM   #2
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Hey Ivan--

Assuming the threaded steerer tube lengths matched up on the respective forks this is a fairly simple procedure you could complete with only a wrench large enough to remove the fixing nut on the headsets. I would think the fork crown race on the forks would be identical and you could simply transfer the entire fork and headset from the Allegro to the Sagres; it would be a good opportunity to clean and repack the headset bearings. It's a pretty easy job if you're mechanically inclined and just remove and reinstall the pieces in the proper order once they're ready to go.
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Thanks for the advice. So all I need is a wrench and mechanical inclination? Nothing else to pack the bearings? What kind of lube should I use to re-grease the thing? Thanks!
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