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    Replacement suggestions for a stolen fork

    What an unpleasant feeling when I walked into the bike locker. The front wheel and fork were stolen. That $ucks!

    I would like to replace it with a non suspension fork for 2 reasons, I only ride on paved surfaces and it's cheaper. Could not find the physical frame spec sizes for my 2010 Trek 7500. I would welcome any suggestions for a rigid fork that does not change the frame/fork geometry of the original setup. I was thinking of a threaded fork (only a thought) because I like the idea of adjusting the height of the bar by loosening 1 bolt. I have that old style handle bar with locking wedge...somewhere. Thanks Much!

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    what you need to do is find the axle to crown distance of the fork. You have some leeway replacing a suspension fork since the A/C distance changes. "Suspension corrected" rigid forks are fairly easy to find, and it probably isn't too important what the A/C distance is as long as it's within a reasonable range. But knowing the original A/C distance will help you know how far off you are.

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    Looked and searched at many web sites for that A/C (axle to crown) measurement but have not found it yet. So, if anyone knows what that A/C is please post a reply. Thanks

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    is that a 29'er? Do you know what the travel is?

    on edit: hybrid, 700c, looks like it has 35mm travel.

    I would probably ask the local Trek dealer what they would do, that's probably something that they do occasionally
    Last edited by unterhausen; 07-26-12 at 03:12 PM.

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    Followed your suggestion and called my local Trek dealer. To maintain the proper geometry a "suspension corrected ridgid fork" can be used to replace the OEM fork. I may try searching for a used 700c suspension fork. Thanks unterhausen for you kind help.

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