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    1" Carbon Fork Upgrade questions

    Hey all, I've read through a lot of the archived posts on this topic, but still looking at my options.

    I'd like a 1" fork that matches my original rake of 45mm, for 700c wheels. Are there any all-carbon options?
    I've seen the Nashbar threadless with aluminum steerer or the threaded w/ steel steerer for a few bucks cheaper but their site lists 43mm. I've also read that the Winwood RT-10 is the same, but the specs show that as 45mm, and a good bit more cash. I'm also considering the Ritchey for more than double the Nashbar if it is a nicer fork. I'm looking for long-term durability. My current threaded fork has 9" of steerer, so I'll need 300mm or longer for threadless.

    Also, where can I get a Nashbar coupon? (or do I simply sign up for their newsletters?) And are coupons applicable to sale items? Thanks all!!
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    Profile design makes a nice carbon fork.
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    The Nashbar is a very nice fork.

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    The nashbar is a fine option, but the ritchey forks are much better. If you can get your hands on a used Ouzo, those were some of the best forks ever made. What is this going on? And you probably won't notice a difference if rakes are within 2-3mm of each other. That seems to be a consensus among people who have experimented with different forks. The differences do seem to appear at 5mm, however.

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    You mean millimeters, not degrees, right?
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

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    Thanks for all the excellent, quick replies! Yes, millimeters, not degrees. And I'm upgrading a 63cm 1990 3.0 Cannondale with aluminum fork, so that's where the fork will live. Man these things get expensive quickly! As mom used to say, champagne tastes on beer budget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cache View Post
    Thanks for all the excellent, quick replies! Yes, millimeters, not degrees. And I'm upgrading a 63cm 1990 3.0 Cannondale with aluminum fork, so that's where the fork will live. Man these things get expensive quickly! As mom used to say, champagne tastes on beer budget.
    If you don't drink the finer beers, then High Life might as well be champagne.

    The nashbar fork will offer you a marked improvement over the alu forks. If you never try the ritcheys, eastons, or reynolds, then you won't know any better.

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    Wound-Up or Columbus Minimal are the current/new production, best options.

    Time, Look, and Reynolds all made nice 1" CF forks in the past.

    When you get to the aluminum steerer models the differences are kinda minimal.

    If you don't mind a steel steerer...the Kestrel EMS Pro was a really nice riding 1" CF fork.

    If you have the dosh...the Serotta offerings are top notch...F1s can be picked up (threaded) used at times...or...you can spring the $600+ for a new F3!!!
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    Thanks for some more excellent suggestions. I see Profile Designs no longer makes forks but I did find a seller with them for a fair price. Bought a nice new helmet today, so maybe I'll skimp on the fork and go Nashbar, and consider upgrading again if I'm not happy with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puget Pounder View Post
    If you don't drink the finer beers, then High Life might as well be champagne.
    High Life's motto used to be "the champagne of bottled beers."
    It used to be regionally brewed, as well.

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    Is it me or do many vintage bike questions evolve into beer discussion?
    Speaking of which, we can end this topic with Sam Smith Nut Brown Ale. Nothing left to say after that!

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    I was originally looking at the Woundup forks but settled for the Nashbar fork, I like it a lot. I didn't think about rake too much though, I just bought it and hoped it worked.


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    Quote Originally Posted by top506 View Post
    High Life's motto used to be "the champagne of bottled beers."
    It used to be regionally brewed, as well.

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    That's why I said it

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