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Old 04-17-08, 03:29 PM   #1
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looking for a Low rake fork

yes i searched, does anyone know where to buy a low rake fork like less than 30mm or even zero rake. Ive looked all over the place and cant find one. Im not trying to pay more than like 150 so that means wound up is probably out of the question. Its for a 1 inch threadless. At this point im thinking the only way is if i get it custom made but id like to avoid that route.
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Old 04-17-08, 03:32 PM   #2
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just ram your bike into a wall, that'l give a zero rake.
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Old 04-17-08, 03:34 PM   #3
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yea and a bent top tube and down tube ...
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Old 04-17-08, 03:40 PM   #4
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Why do you want a zero rake fork? Wouldn't the toe overlap be hellacious?
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Old 04-17-08, 03:42 PM   #5
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not with a 650

i think it would be cool to have around and ride every once awhile for tricks, id still keep my other fork.
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Old 04-17-08, 04:09 PM   #6
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Get a brooklyn machine works fork they cost 150 i believe and are longer so you will have massive amounts of clearance.
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Old 04-17-08, 07:52 PM   #7
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You might be able to get a steel fork from a coop and have a framebuilder straighten out the blades a bit for you. A nasty unicrown Pake fork is 1" threadless, 38mm rake, and $75 brand new. That might be an ok starting point.

That said, WHY? Seriously. Spend your $150 on a craigslist BMX bike and be done with it.
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Old 04-17-08, 08:05 PM   #8
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no one knows what rake even means
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Rake is the offset between the center of the wheel and the steering axis.
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YO B I WANT MY FORK MAD STRAIGHT 4 DA SPINZ, HELP ME OUT!


get a bmc fork if you want to do barspins, just be aware if you switch it around, it's going to have adverse effects on your bikes handling.
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Get a brooklyn machine works fork they cost 150 i believe and are longer so you will have massive amounts of clearance.
ok sweet im familiar with the BMW bikes but i didnt know they sold the fork seperately. That might be my ticket. thanks for the help

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adverse handling, really ? would have never guessed ...
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ahhhh barspins. how f*****g ******** on a track bike. but you gotta love the effort and the dedication.
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adverse handling, really ? would have never guessed ...
bmw fork probably wont work on your bike, as its 1 1/8th. I just realized this after the fact.

If you want to quote this and give another ******baggy quip feel free. I will stop trying to answer questions you ask. Looks like your fate is sealed with getting a custom fork made up, or a 650cc front.
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bmw fork probably wont work on your bike, as its 1 1/8th. I just realized this after the fact.

If you want to quote this and give another ******baggy quip feel free. I will stop trying to answer questions you ask. Looks like your fate is sealed with getting a custom fork made up, or a 650cc front.
Looking back he is correct I say your pretty much stuck into getting a 650 or maybe talking to gene spicer of spicer cycles about going custom I think that would be where you could get it done the cheapest.
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do it yourself.

get a blow torch and a hammer and fix the rake on your current fork. i'm guessing its steel, so just heat that sucker up and pound it with a hammer. be sure to measure so each blade is equal, it may be a good idea to use a rubber mallet instead of a regular hammer.
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Why not get a pista fork? It's 1" threadless and it has 28mm rake. unless you have a pista and are wanting to replace the stock fork.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Bianchi-Pista-tr...ayphotohosting
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Oh my god!!! That pista fork is so goddamn ugly! I've never seen one detached from the bike (which is tipically pretty) before! Blind my eyes!

BLARRFFF!!!
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I am not sure why on earth anyone would want a zero rake fork. It would make the bike handle like garbage. I think the OP is probably after a fork with straight blades (not the same as no rake). The Performance cheapie isn't a bad choice.
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Oh my god!!! That pista fork is so goddamn ugly! I've never seen one detached from the bike (which is tipically pretty) before! Blind my eyes!

BLARRFFF!!!
Yeah. I have a battleship gray one banging around my apartment. Unicrowns are so fugly
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I am not sure why on earth anyone would want a zero rake fork. It would make the bike handle like garbage. I think the OP is probably after a fork with straight blades (not the same as no rake). The Performance cheapie isn't a bad choice.
He wants a zero rake fork so that he can do barspins easier.
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Old 04-18-08, 08:24 AM   #22
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u want lower rake and u already have a 650c wheel.... can't u already do barspins?
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I prefer the aesthetics of a unicrown fork.

If purchasing a custom frame today, I would enquire about a fillet-brazed unicrown fork.

A Pista fork, last time I checked, costs $60, if Bianchi will sell one separately from the frame.

I also really like the cast aero fork crown on the Mercian lugless frameset:

http://www.merciancycles.com/frame_pro_lugless.asp

Mercian offers a 33mm rake.
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Old 04-18-08, 08:54 AM   #24
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email gene at spicercycle.com. it will probably be more than you want to pay but he makes some nice stuff.
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needz teh zerho rayk fork 4 teh barspinnzzzz
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