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Old 11-16-10, 01:29 PM   #1
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Leader S803 Fork

How's this fork? It seems pricey for a steel fork.
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Old 11-16-10, 04:44 PM   #2
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Same fork as a Madison, Toyo Godzilla, BareKnuckle and several bikes that I can't recall.

It's lovely fork, well made and light.
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Old 11-16-10, 04:47 PM   #3
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Same fork as a Madison, Toyo Godzilla, BareKnuckle and several bikes that I can't recall.

It's lovely fork, well made and light.
i was under the impression the godzilla and bareknuckle had forks made in japan and italy (respectively), made along with the frame. The forks use the same tubing and lug.

but that was just my assumption, completely unbased on any fact. lame move to use a generic fork with those frames.
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A lot of companies use that fork. It's a nice fork.
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Cool. I'm going to try and snag one up from coghouse on eBay if the price is low enough... it should be much better than my crappy stock hi-ten fork. I missed out on a black one earlier today by $1.
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Old 11-16-10, 06:06 PM   #6
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im not sure about upgrade for your moto track, more like sidegrade. not gonna feel a difference.

still not totally sure that they're the same fork as the godzilla, bk. look simular though
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I've compared the Madison, Leader and BK forks side by side. 99.99999% sure they're the same. Only difference is the Maddy one had eyelets.

It's ok...they all come from that big factory that makes everything.
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Yea, that's why I say if the price is low enough. I think my fork is just a tad bent anyways.

How big a difference would 40mm rake to 44mm rake be?
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Ah, 4mm change in rake will probably be not very noticeable. Your handling will/might become nimbler with the decrease in trail.
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I wouldn't notice 4mm and you most likely won't either.
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so toyo godzilla has (or at least used to have) 1'' steerer. Leader's fork is 1 1/8''. The question is where can I get 1'' version? advices are appreciated
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You are correct - the Godzilla was/is 1" but the crown and fork blades are the same as all the others. I have no idea where you'd be able to pick up just the 1" version of the fork on its own, though.
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I just got one of these forks from coghouse on ebay. They were under the name leaderbikestore up until about a month ago when they changed their name and started selling "scratch and dent" items under the name coghouse. I was actually going to purchase a new frame from their store there until they took down the new auctions and went through the name change and started listing "scratch and dents"

My first experience with them is actually pretty poor. The auction I purchased the item was highlighted as a "free shipping" auction, big orange logo and all. When I won the item I went through the checkout process but was not able to select for the free shipping. I emailed them about it and was basically told from them that the free shipping was a mistake and to ship me the fork I would have to pay the shipping cost of $15+. It wasn't an isolated mistake as 5-6 other forks and a frame listed were also placed as "free shipping". I know it was a great deal <$30 but if this is indicative of their customer service they can keep it.
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hmmm, been looking at these forks from coghouse too lol
i call the chrome one!! haha jk.

if they pulled an "oops, shipping isn't free its 15" i would contact ebay about it and not pay them unless they gave me free shipping, then give them negative feedback.

this is speculation, but i thought i remembered if your rating goes below 95 percent or something (maybe lower) ebay would suspend your account.
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Yeah, I bought a black one. At that price I figured if I really wanted to I would just repaint it seeing as it's already scratched up. If its not too bad I'll just ride it as is. I just wanted a straight blade fork and at that price I couldn't really go wrong. It just irks me that shipping for the item is about 50% of the final auction price. Funny I just bought a wheelset a month ago on ebay, the guy charged me "actual shipping" and shipping for that was less than a fork. I emailed them about it again last night and the "error" on so many other of their listings but haven't heard back.

Gonna suck for the guy who buys the ~$100 frame and gets a surprise $50+ shipping charge when its listed as free
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Shipping details on all the frames is listed at $51.36, which is fairly realistic. I just shipped a frame via UPS and it cost just a few pennies under 50 bucks.
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I just got one of these forks from coghouse on ebay. They were under the name leaderbikestore up until about a month ago when they changed their name and started selling "scratch and dent" items under the name coghouse. I was actually going to purchase a new frame from their store there until they took down the new auctions and went through the name change and started listing "scratch and dents"

My first experience with them is actually pretty poor. The auction I purchased the item was highlighted as a "free shipping" auction, big orange logo and all. When I won the item I went through the checkout process but was not able to select for the free shipping. I emailed them about it and was basically told from them that the free shipping was a mistake and to ship me the fork I would have to pay the shipping cost of $15+. It wasn't an isolated mistake as 5-6 other forks and a frame listed were also placed as "free shipping". I know it was a great deal <$30 but if this is indicative of their customer service they can keep it.
Yup; I can confirm billing and customer is all the same as Leaders.
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anyone know the axle to crown length on these?
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360mm IIRC
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Shipping details on all the frames is listed at $51.36, which is fairly realistic. I just shipped a frame via UPS and it cost just a few pennies under 50 bucks.
EDIT: Nevermind. Leaderbikestore straightened things out.

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Take it up with them.
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360mm IIRC
is that axle to crown length? i dunno what IIRC means lol
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Yes. IIRC = if I remember correctly.



B = 360mm
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lol im all questions today...

anyone know the max tire clearance?
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Shipping details on all the frames is listed at $51.36, which is fairly realistic. I just shipped a frame via UPS and it cost just a few pennies under 50 bucks.
Errrr well on the track frames anyway, they charge the said shipping; I can confirm, I told my friend back in the bay about them and he won a frame from them and he was charged ~$20 (it was around $19.XX)for shipping. He got his for around $110 in all w/ shipping & CA taxes....
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