Join Date: Nov 2004
Bikes: Univega - fixed conversion
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i think i need to be in the market for a new fork for my 80s univega conversion (read, 1" tube, made for 27" though 700 would be ok).
i want a steel, threaded, low profile fork that will fit into my grad student budget (so custom is out of the question.) i can deal with a brake hole but it would not be needed.
i found the chrome one at bike cult which is cool but i'm not a fan of straight forks - i find them to be like weezer: something everyone i know and respect seems to enjoy but which i find repulsive. clearly i am wrong but that does not make me want one.
i also found the surly steamroller fork but i don't want black or logos (this isn't a deal breaker - i am handy with a rattle can - so, with some encouragement, i might go that route).
there is a tange one but it has eyelets for mounting a rack and i would prefer a fork without these (also not a deal breaker if i can be convinced).
e-bay has been no help as of late and the ridiculousness of atlanta's craiglist as already been covered. it could be that on my next thriftstore run i find exactly what i need but, because i am now looking for it, the goodwill gods will do everything in their vast powers to make sure i don't. please forgive me if i have overlooked something - i googled, i froogled and searched this site. any help will be greatly appreciated.