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    fork replacement, please HELP

    here's the deal, I converted this old 12 speed specialized allez, completley vertical dropouts, luckily I found a gear ratio where it works. so, I need a fork. id like to listen to Sheldon "use the fork meant for the bike" brown, but that's not an option. I need a new 700c 1" fork. I need threadless so I can use this awesome stem. anyways. I need one that's very long, the bike is tall and has a head tube of like 9 inches.
    if you'd like to be an amazing person...
    here's your challenge; find me a 1" threadless fork in 700c size for under 70 dollars. GO!
    btw, I live in NYC and have checked king kog, cycle works, and the one in the LES.
    thanks so much!!!!!!!!!!

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    lol at thinking king kog will sell you a cheapo fork.

    anyway, your best bet is a 1" threaded fork and a threadless adapter. besides from that you might find someone offloading a stock pista fork, which is threaded, too.

    saying you want 1" AND threadless AND cheap is pretty demanding.

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    manhattan velo, on 17th near irving, has a bunch of old forks lying around. check at continuum and bike works, too.
    the hipster myth.

    i practice vagabondery.

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    This fork comes in 1" and 1 1/8" threadless. It's made of Tange Infinity. I ordered mine direct and received fork in about 1 week:
    http://store.interlocracing.com/lucr49rofo.html

    Only problem is it's $149 shipped.
    Last edited by FixedDrinks; 08-24-08 at 11:54 AM.

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    im shorda in the same pinch i nead a 1 inch threaded fork and i can not find one eny where here in ut slc i bent my old 1 so ya

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynTrack View Post
    here's the deal, I converted this old 12 speed specialized allez, completley vertical dropouts, luckily I found a gear ratio where it works. so, I need a fork. id like to listen to Sheldon "use the fork meant for the bike" brown, but that's not an option. I need a new 700c 1" fork. I need threadless so I can use this awesome stem. anyways. I need one that's very long, the bike is tall and has a head tube of like 9 inches.
    if you'd like to be an amazing person...
    here's your challenge; find me a 1" threadless fork in 700c size for under 70 dollars. GO!
    btw, I live in NYC and have checked king kog, cycle works, and the one in the LES.
    thanks so much!!!!!!!!!!
    Check out Bike Works. They have some forks for around $100.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynTrack View Post
    here's your challenge; find me a 1" threadless fork in 700c size for under 70 dollars. GO!
    done.
    Quote Originally Posted by bonechilling View Post
    Road [racing] is one of the only sports where adult men can compete in a non-scholastic setting, so inevitably 8/10 racers are fiercely-competitive nobodies. It's fun as hell, but it's also the foremost refuge of defeated and aging jocks, turned middle-management types.

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    http://cgi.ebay.com/straight-bladed-...742.m153.l1262

    maybe works?

    Also what size is your bike? I have a 59ish Allez (lugged) red. I could sell the unicrown fork. Good excuse to upgrade to carbon.
    Last edited by sneaky viking; 08-26-08 at 07:06 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 91MF View Post
    bigbris stopped two runaway busses riding brakeless one time.

    the moral of the story: riding brakeless saves lives.

    i am serious.

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    When did threadless stems look better than threaded?

    Quote Originally Posted by bigbris1 View Post
    I was gonna say Ebay...

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    Yo you came thru!!! wow man thank you so much, this is EXACTLY what I was looking for, its cheap, long, and 700c.

    thanks so much to everyone for your help, It was great to have so many choices to pick from. Can't beat 34 bucks shipped though

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    No prob. When you buy it, try to find out what the rake is for me.
    Quote Originally Posted by 91MF View Post
    bigbris stopped two runaway busses riding brakeless one time.

    the moral of the story: riding brakeless saves lives.

    i am serious.

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    sure thing, id guess 40 - 45, most are, I may end up getting two since its such a good deal, lol.

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    How about a Surly fork? The Steamroller is 1" threadless, and you can probably find a gently used one for cheeeeeeap.

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    I was just looking at forks on ebay, and I found one, it's aluminium, and it ends in just over 2 hours so you should act fast if you want it

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    I decided against it, I was going to have it threaded but after some searching, it probably won't be cost effective. There is a crowned fork on ebay with a 38mm rake, but it has fender loops/mounting holes.
    Quote Originally Posted by 91MF View Post
    bigbris stopped two runaway busses riding brakeless one time.

    the moral of the story: riding brakeless saves lives.

    i am serious.

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    Be careful buying from them, I got this response after emailing them twice about the rake:

    Apparently that didn't not answer your question the first two times you emailed so I will spell it on more clearly in the third. Rake is dependent of your bike so we don't know the rake.
    Quote Originally Posted by 91MF View Post
    bigbris stopped two runaway busses riding brakeless one time.

    the moral of the story: riding brakeless saves lives.

    i am serious.

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    Even a seller on ebay who's only read two things from you knows you're jackass.

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    And you just opened your mouth & removed all doubt. Read his response about fork rake.

    Sheesh, you must be related to him.
    Quote Originally Posted by 91MF View Post
    bigbris stopped two runaway busses riding brakeless one time.

    the moral of the story: riding brakeless saves lives.

    i am serious.

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    oh no, fender mounts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peabodypride View Post
    oh no, fender mounts.
    You should spend more time in the trying to get laid department. Seriously.

    Or is your school not co-ed?
    Quote Originally Posted by 91MF View Post
    bigbris stopped two runaway busses riding brakeless one time.

    the moral of the story: riding brakeless saves lives.

    i am serious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbris1 View Post
    You should spend more time in the trying to get laid department. Seriously.

    Or is your school not co-ed?
    Lmaoo, and to think the guy said fork rake is dependent on the frame. And yeah i kind of think that fender mounts dont have a place on fixies...
    Just ordered the fork!

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    Edit: I think Brooklyn Track is a made-up name for BigBris, so he can ask about a conversion. Seriously, no one would laugh at his *joke.*
    Last edited by sneaky viking; 08-27-08 at 08:10 PM.

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    http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...s.php?id=22520

    anyone throw that link up--call and make
    sure steerer is long enough for your
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    I just got the fork yesterday, its perfect, the crown looks nice, its long enough, it was cheap, and its niccceeeeee.
    BTW, bigbris you sell your bike? I saw it on CL a while ago and thought that was weird...

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