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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 12-29-06, 10:02 PM   #1
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seeking long steerer steel fork

Got a sweet frame for free, and am looking for a steel fork to use on it as a singlespeed.
The headtube is 27cm end to end, A stem I have needs 4 cm of steerer, a headset probably requires 1cm?
Kind of want a disc brake mount as well, but really just want to put a fork on it so I can strip my other fixie and ride it. oh yeah it needs a 1" steerer. so it needs to be about a 350mm steer tube? how many spacers do I really need?
it had a custom fork, but the fork was cannibalized w/ all of the campy stuff by the finder. I might just ask to send the word out to get the orig fork and get the guy whatever to replace it, he put it on a 59 or so cannondale.
checked out salsa and surly is an option. thinking someone out there knows a hidden gem. threadless preferred, but anything goes.
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Old 12-30-06, 01:16 PM   #2
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I know you mentioned steel...but what about carbon?

http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...20Road%20Forks
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Old 12-30-06, 01:20 PM   #3
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I know you mentioned steel...but what about carbon?

http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...20Road%20Forks
The longest steerer available is 24 cms. His headtube alone is 27 cms.
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The longest steerer available is 24 cms. His headtube alone is 27 cms.

Opps...you got me on that one!
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Old 12-30-06, 09:32 PM   #5
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I have a threaded chromed steel fork that is the size you need. I bought it from a bike shop that was closing. If you are interested PM me. I have never seen a bike that would use this long of a steerer, but it will probably work for you. I believe it was made when schwinn mass produced huge frames. It has a decent looking crown and it is practically brand new.
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I have a chromed threadless 1" one that has never been used, it has a really long steer tube. PM me if anyone wants it, I think its on the heavy side.
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