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Old 01-09-10, 09:43 PM   #1
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Bent my CrossCheck fork, replacement recommendations?

On my most recent mini-tour I got in an accident and bent my OE CrossCheck fork. I didn't even notice til many hours and several almost accidents with crazy toe-overlap that my fork had bent backwards. Fortunately my wheel was perfectly fine. I was able to complete the trip without issues but now I want to replace my bent fork. I was able to find a used OE CrossCheck fork for relatively cheap but was wondering if I should look for something else instead of just getting the same fork again?

I've read of a few people using LHT forks but I won't mind using a clamp later on when I'll need front panniers.

Keep in mind that I'll be using my bike as my roadie, occasional dirt, and touring bike.

Thanks for the help folks.
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Old 01-10-10, 10:21 AM   #2
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What would "something else" do for you that OE would not? Considering the multiple uses you have for this bike, best to stick with OE and clamp on a front rack when you need it. I use a Nashbar low rider that is dirt cheap and rock solid.
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I think the 2010 cross checks are going to have threaded bossed on the fork. I'd check with surly and wait for those to come out if I were you.
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I think the 2010 cross checks are going to have threaded bossed on the fork. I'd check with surly and wait for those to come out if I were you.
+1, for Surly Travelers Check. So Surly web site suggests.
Only reason I know is that we have been thinking about a couple of travelers checks
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