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Old 02-20-07, 12:31 PM   #1
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changing the raleigh rush hour fork?..

wondering what would be a good fork to replace this stock one with?...this thing is kind of gross...post up a link if possible..thank you guys..anything is appreciated..
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Old 02-20-07, 01:23 PM   #2
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bikecult.com has a nice steel straight blade fork.
surly sells steamroller forks.
soma sells rush forks, which are good-looking.

they are all basic forks.

how much do you want to spend?

you could have success just going to a good bike shop and seeing what they have lying around in the back. preferably the kind of bike shop that accumulates a lot of random parts - not the clean and shiney everything is newer than new kind of shop.
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The thing to look out for is axle to crown length. The Rush Hour fork is really long compared to most, something like 385mm, watch out or you're going to lower your front end by 2cm or more, which you will definitely notice, for better or worse.
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I replaced my fork on my rush hour, which went from a work bike, to an everyday bike.

I replaced it with a carbon fork with an aluminum steerer tube, which I acquired pretty cheeply, and actually think I kind of like on there.

It did lower my front end a little bit, and it actually feels real good, and looks even better.
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since people seem to keep changing them, how much does a rush hour fork go for? or does everyone just keep them in the garage or closet??

i Ride a 57 cm pake and I would much rather have a rush hour fork..
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Old 02-20-07, 04:49 PM   #6
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The thing to look out for is axle to crown length. The Rush Hour fork is really long compared to most, something like 385mm, watch out or you're going to lower your front end by 2cm or more, which you will definitely notice, for better or worse.
u think if its lowered the ride would be much worse?..and the fork that bike cult makes looks exactly like the bare knuckle fork..just all chrome..but i need a 1 1/8in...most of those were one inch from what i saw...also the stock fork is 45mm offset..should i look into sticking with the same offset?..if i went with a lower offset this would make the bike a lot tighter and more responsive?..or am i wrong..?..sorry for all the questions...
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since people seem to keep changing them, how much does a rush hour fork go for? or does everyone just keep them in the garage or closet??

i Ride a 57 cm pake and I would much rather have a rush hour fork..
maybe if i get a new fork and like it ill sell u mine.
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I like the way the rush hour fork looks too.
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Read this:

http://www.dclxvi.org/chunk/tech/trail/

And then find a fork that does what you want.
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sounds good
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heres a nice ohio secret, this dude starts building custom frames at $75! email him, it wouldnt hurt. im not sure if he will ship anything out. http://www.bringheli.com/
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since people seem to keep changing them, how much does a rush hour fork go for? or does everyone just keep them in the garage or closet??

i Ride a 57 cm pake and I would much rather have a rush hour fork..

I got hit on mine, and it's bent to hell, you can have it if you want.
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u think if its lowered the ride would be much worse?..and the fork that bike cult makes looks exactly like the bare knuckle fork..just all chrome..but i need a 1 1/8in...most of those were one inch from what i saw...also the stock fork is 45mm offset..should i look into sticking with the same offset?..if i went with a lower offset this would make the bike a lot tighter and more responsive?..or am i wrong..?..sorry for all the questions...
my bad, i suggested a bunch of 1" forks. i shoulda known the rh was 9/8".
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I like the Rush Hour fork too... seems to be a love it or hate it kind of thing.
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Old 02-20-07, 11:33 PM   #15
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Read this:

http://www.dclxvi.org/chunk/tech/trail/

And then find a fork that does what you want.
thanx..that was a really good link..
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