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    New fork recommendation 26"

    While on a short trip this week I ended up trashing my LHT fork. It was still rideable but bent back into the bike quite a bit. I have used the search feature and google but I am looking for more advice. I ride a 56 cm 26 in LHT, obviously need lowrider/ fender mounts, also not opposed to disc/ straight blade forks. Thanks.

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    you can buy a LHT fork, I think that's the route to take. Are you sure the frame isn't bent?

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    A bike shop will check your frame for damage, then order another LHT fork for you.

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    I will prob get an LHT fork...just looking for other options. Going to have the frame checked this weekend. I had a rack fail which has been recalled so I am also dealing with their legal right now. At least I was able to ride away...pretty beat up but I still rode away.

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    Sounds like a good time to consider upgrading to a Disc Trucker fork and Avid BB7 caliper.

    http://www.upgradecycle.com/surly-disc-trucker-47195.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by iforgotmename View Post
    I will prob get an LHT fork...just looking for other options. Going to have the frame checked this weekend. I had a rack fail which has been recalled so I am also dealing with their legal right now. At least I was able to ride away...pretty beat up but I still rode away.
    Curious... what front rack was it? Glad to hear you made it out OK.
    Last edited by Chris Pringle; 10-11-12 at 12:49 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Pringle View Post
    Curious... what front rack was it? Glad to hear you made it out OK.
    It don't want to say as of right now, I am currently dealing with them on this issue. The company was very helpful and apologetic when I talked to them and I am having the bike looked at by my LBS. They said that fork and frame will be taken care of if necessary and urged me to seek medical attention if needed. I am very impressed with their quick response and genuine care for my well being. They even asked if I was still on the road so they could take care of this issue right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iforgotmename View Post
    It don't want to say as of right now, I am currently dealing with them on this issue. The company was very helpful and apologetic when I talked to them and I am having the bike looked at by my LBS. They said that fork and frame will be taken care of if necessary and urged me to seek medical attention if needed. I am very impressed with their quick response and genuine care for my well being. They even asked if I was still on the road so they could take care of this issue right now.
    That's fair. I'm glad they're really taking care of you and your needs after the accident.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iforgotmename View Post
    It don't want to say as of right now
    It looks like a Salsa Minimalist.

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    Yeah, LHT fork is a good one, so I would go that route.

    http://spicercycles.com/product-list...05-m5449-qc37/

    http://surlybikes.com/parts/long_haul_trucker_fork

    They used to be about 65 till Surly cracked down. Now they are 100. If I was spending my own dime, and I couldn't get a paint match anyway, then I might consider something like a tange, they ride nicely. My local shop sells these chromed forks, and they have all the bits on them, and probably come from Asia, and I have bought those for builds.

    The paint colour could be a problem. If so get, them to buy you a new frame. You can sell the other one, and reduce their cost, if you want to be really big about it. If you hit hard enough to wreak a fork, I think you need a new frame.

    This fork is one I have always wanted to try, though it is hard to think of a serious reason. 9mm long is about as much as I would contemplate, and I would stick with the LHT in this case. But you asked:

    http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...2_175400_-1___

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    Went to the shop today and all is good. New Surly fork ordered with labor and materials paid by the rack manufacturer. Also a full refund on the rack. My shoulder is coming along well so all in all I am happy.

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    That's great.

    Stick to Tubus racks in the future,

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    Quote Originally Posted by seeker333 View Post
    That's great.

    Stick to Tubus racks in the future,
    Tubus would be overkill for that situation...no panniers

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