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Old 07-13-11, 02:04 PM   #1
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Recommendations please for a replacement touring fork

Hi all,

I have a 2000 Litespeed Appalachian CX (the Blueridge was the touring version with a touring fork). I am working on making this bike a little more road worthy and would like to replace the 1" cromo CX fork with a touring fork with more rake, canti compatible, eyelets and brazeons.

Would you please provide your recommendations for both steel and carbon forks?

Thanks

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Old 07-13-11, 03:51 PM   #2
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Hire a frame builder's services, then you have a choice.
'more rake' is a number to specify.. exactly how much? ,
what trail distance do you need?

Contact Bruce Gordon, for example , a touring bike builder.
http://www.bgcycles.com/

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Here you go:

Surly
Cross Fork 1" threadless w/ mid-blade eyelets, Black
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I had that Surly fork.

It's very heavy and absurdly stiff.

Have one built.
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Would you please provide your recommendations for both steel and carbon forks?
Provide the axle-to-crown distance and rake specified for your frame. Otherwise we're just guessing.

Also, 1" forks are not readily available in the configuuration most desired for touring.

The CC fork recommended by Yan is probably your best bet for a cheap fork. But without knowing dimensions, I can't tell you if it would work well. The A-T-C needs to be within 10mm of stock to work well, and rake usually can't be more than 5mm off from stock, too. You can measure your old fork to get this info.

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