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    Help me find a fork

    I need an inexpensive v-brake fork that fits in a 1 1/8 tube, the steer tube on this frame is 155mm long.

    I'd like to get one with a suspension, but I don't want to spend more than say, $75 ish. If nothing half decent is possible in that range, I guess I could use a rigid one. Another thing I was wondering is if forks usually come with the bearings, or if I need to buy them separately.

    Here are some ebay forks if you feel like finding one for me.. haha

    http://sporting-goods.search.ebay.co...nsifQQsbrsrtZl

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    I have a Rock Shox Dart in excellent condition that I'm not using. No headset though.

    Interested?
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    In the $75 range stick with a rigid fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcart1991 View Post
    I have a Rock Shox Dart in excellent condition that I'm not using. No headset though.

    Interested?
    Possibly, I'll have to get back to you on that. Do you know what's up with the bearing thing? (sorry I'm a noob)

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    One thing about the rigid fork is that it's lighter, how do they hold up to abuse?

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    They usually don't come with the headset ("bearings")...

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    Rigid forks vary as to how they hold up to abuse. It is just a personal preference for me, but riding a really crappy elastomer fork on the trails for 10 year and then riding a nice Fox fork I must say I would rather a rigid fork as the rebound wouldn't screw me up so much.

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    I forgot to show you this before you left today - - this is a Canadian shop in New Brunswick but they have some interesting deals sometimes. Click on the Clearance link and scroll to the bottom. You could e-mail the owner (he's pretty good about responding) and see if he still has any of these Marin chromoly rigid forks.

    Good luck with your build! I'll poke my nose around some more up here and see if I can scare up a fork.

    EDIT- - Oops! all that and I didn't post the link:
    http://www.ramsays-online.com/clearancemenu.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by kramnnim View Post
    They usually don't come with the headset ("bearings")...
    Oh it's called a headset... haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    I forgot to show you this before you left today - - this is a Canadian shop in New Brunswick but they have some interesting deals sometimes. Click on the Clearance link and scroll to the bottom. You could e-mail the owner (he's pretty good about responding) and see if he still has any of these Marin chromoly rigid forks.

    Good luck with your build! I'll poke my nose around some more up here and see if I can scare up a fork.
    I don't see the link..

    Thanks again for the frame by the way, it's great

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    Quote Originally Posted by NitroPye View Post
    Rigid forks vary as to how they hold up to abuse. It is just a personal preference for me, but riding a really crappy elastomer fork on the trails for 10 year and then riding a nice Fox fork I must say I would rather a rigid fork as the rebound wouldn't screw me up so much.
    Hm interesting

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    Quote Originally Posted by mazdaspeed View Post
    I don't see the link..

    Thanks again for the frame by the way, it's great
    My bad - - In case you miss my edit above:
    http://www.ramsays-online.com/clearancemenu.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    My bad - - In case you miss my edit above:
    http://www.ramsays-online.com/clearancemenu.html
    Thanks, those forks look like a good deal.

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