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    looking for a (specific) fork:

    not brand or model, but one that meets a certain set of criteria:

    rigid
    disc-compatible (disc-only preferable)
    non-corrected
    1" threadless steerer

    i realize i'll probably have to go custom - but i'm hoping i won't, and that you guys can help me out. that said, if i do have to go custom, are there any shops/builders you'd recommend?

    and don't tell me to "buy a new bike" because it "makes more financial sense." i don't care.

    don't get me wrong, i don't want to spend $600 on a rigid fork. but i don't care that getting a new one will be more than the "value" of the bike; to me it's priceless.

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    Kona Project 2 jump fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matheprat
    Kona Project 2 jump fork.
    hasn't that got a 1 1/8" steerer tube? too big - need a 1".

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    I belive it comes in both. It deffinately used to, I assume it does now

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    ok, this fits your description exactly.

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    It is on this website

    http://www.gaerlan.com/bikeparts/frame/forks/fork.html
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    oh whoops, I think that one is of the corrected variety, crap.
    Oh well, thats the best I could find. doh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jhota
    not brand or model, but one that meets a certain set of criteria:

    rigid
    disc-compatible (disc-only preferable)
    non-corrected
    1" threadless steerer
    What will this be going on? I'm just trying to get a feel for the project, because I'm pretty sure I can help

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    What will this be going on? I'm just trying to get a feel for the project, because I'm pretty sure I can help
    15 year-old Trek Singletrack.

    it was converted (by me) to front suspension back when you could get threaded 1" suspension forks. when that fork died (last year) the only economical replacement was an RST. not a bad fork, but meh. not a good one either. when i put the new fork on it, i upgraded to a hydraulic disc on the front. i love the disc brake, but not loving the fork.

    so, i want to go back to rigid. i'm going to be piecing together a new front-suspension bike later this year, but that doesn't mean i'm going to stop riding the Trek - it's too good a bike for that.

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    heard back from Kona - they haven't made a 1" fork since '99. any other ideas? framebuilders i could call?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhota
    15 year-old Trek Singletrack.

    it was converted (by me) to front suspension back when you could get threaded 1" suspension forks. when that fork died (last year) the only economical replacement was an RST. not a bad fork, but meh. not a good one either. when i put the new fork on it, i upgraded to a hydraulic disc on the front. i love the disc brake, but not loving the fork.

    so, i want to go back to rigid. i'm going to be piecing together a new front-suspension bike later this year, but that doesn't mean i'm going to stop riding the Trek - it's too good a bike for that.
    Dang. I found a couple 1" forks, but none had a disc mount. I'm sorry I wasn't more help

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    Dang. I found a couple 1" forks, but none had a disc mount. I'm sorry I wasn't more help
    np - just looks like i'm going to have to go custom...

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    JAS, have you looked for used forks? i'm sure theres someone somewhere that doesn't want a fork...

    one man's trash is another man's treasure

    oh 1 more thing.

    what is "corrected" ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by revmonkey
    oh 1 more thing.
    How many *********** times do I have to tell your ****************** ****** NOT TO DO THAT? How ****ing hard is it to type a THREE LETTER WORD?

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    I have excellent grammar, spelling and punctuation. That's why Raiyn helps me out

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    Quote Originally Posted by javna_golina
    I have excellent grammar, spelling and punctuation. That's why Raiyn helps me out
    It certainly makes things easier. I do prefer to answer questions that look like they were typed by someone who was at least TRYING to communicate properly in English

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhota
    heard back from Kona - they haven't made a 1" fork since '99. any other ideas? framebuilders i could call?
    Ebay it: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...sPageName=WDVW
    No disc mounts, but have a look around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by revmonkey
    JAS, have you looked for used forks? i'm sure theres someone somewhere that doesn't want a fork...

    one man's trash is another man's treasure

    oh 1 more thing.

    what is "corrected" ?
    -_- that's not even text speak. i was... *ahem* making a list

    okay so what is a corrected fork?

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    Quote Originally Posted by revmonkey
    -_- that's not even text speak. i was... *ahem* making a list

    okay so what is a corrected fork?
    o.k., first thing: modern suspended bikes are designed around specific fork travel, right? in other words, for the bottom bracket height, top tube height and head tube angle to be correct (for the sake of this point, "correct" will be defined as within manufacturers' parameters), the fork must be of a specific length - which is determined by travel. an 85 mm fork is shorter than a 105 mm fork, et cetera.

    most rigid forks for mountain bikes these days are "suspension corrected," since front suspension has become de rigeur on new bikes. this means the forks are longer than they "need to be" to maintain the frame manufacturer's intended geometry.

    my bike was rigid from the factory - some would argue that installing the suspension fork "messed up" the geometry of the bike. i disagree, but i don't want a needlessly long rigid fork - it would be heavier than necessary, and would adversely affect handling without the benefits of front suspension.

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    maybe i'll just get a couple Tange forks and get some tabs welded up...

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