Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Humboldt Park, Chicago, IL
Bikes: various Frankenstein'd cross machines
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eBay "Deda" carbon fork: too good to be true?
I have a new ride that's awesome except for the small matter of horrific brake chatter from an all-carbon fork, and I'm looking to get that fixed. I'm a bit of a deal-hound, so I'm not just gonna fly out and drop $300 on something; instead I'm looking at [strike]rejects[/strike]deals on eBay. So the question is: does anybody recognize this fork?
I like that it's got a steel steerer, because I'm definitely willing to sacrifice a few grams for confidence that I'm not going to snap the thing in half. I like that it's got no logos, because I commute on my crossers and I'd prefer they draw absolutely as little attention on the bike rack as possible. But it's awfully light for having a foot-long steel tube on top of it, and I don't recognize it as anything I've seen anywhere else. Anybody seen one of these before? Used one? Know if it's going to wobble all over the place or just pick up and run away at the first sign of stress?
And...anybody have any suggestions for a reasonably priced, super stiff cyclocross fork? In case I've not made it clear, brake shudder is my number one concern--your suggestions would be most appreciated.
(originally posted in Introductions, but I edited that post to be an actual intro and now I'm posting this here).