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Old 05-04-14, 10:19 PM   #1
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Best webshop for forks in the US?

My LBS only does BMX forks. Looking for one suitable for threaded stems, 26" wheels and, most importantly, has tabs for hub or disc brakes. Material is chromoly.

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what? no
you'll need to upgrade to threadless for anything with disk brakes
also you didn't mention headset size
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what? no
you'll need to upgrade to threadless for anything with disk brakes
also you didn't mention headset size
Ah! I've learned something! Ok, is this also the case with hub brakes?

Size of the headset is looking like 1".

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Do you know all the relevant dimensions that you need the new fork to be?

Ie.. rake/offset, axle to fork crown race/blade length, crown race seat diameter ?
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Do you know all the relevant dimensions that you need the new fork to be?

Ie.. rake/offset, axle to fork crown race/blade length, crown race seat diameter ?
No, not yet. Trying to gauge the waters for potential upgrades for a bike I'm getting. I'm considering giving it non-rim brakes for winter use, as I had some bad experiences with rim brakes this year. This, to my understanding, requires a fork suitable for it. Also, the bike I'm looking at uses a steel fork, and I might save a few pounds (i.e. offset the brake) with a chromoly one - largely a secondary consideration, though. The bike in question is a Linus Roadster Sport in 26": City bikes, vintage bicycles, european bicycles, retro bikes, linus bike, commuter bikes, vintage bikes, city bikes, european bikes, retro bicycles, commuter bicycles, roadster - Linus Bike

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if you want hub brakes then buy a bike that comes with them already. upgrading a bike you haven't even bought yet is silly and never cost effective
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