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Old 05-31-15, 01:23 AM
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Need replacement front fork!

Hello everyone! I have recently received a Denali Shimano 6061 series from someone that was throwing it away in the dumpster outside of my work. He was literally going to throw it away so i took it off of his hands. When i got home on later inspection, i found out that the front forks have bent out beyond the point of repair. I see a lot of comments about the “Nashbar Carbon Fiber Fork” but do not feel like spending $100 to fix it. Can anyone suggest other fork replacements for me at a cheaper price tag? I even brought it into my local bike shop and they said that I needed to find a replacement fork for it to be ride-able again. Thank you in advance! -Alex
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Old 05-31-15, 01:37 AM
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Originally Posted by alexraling View Post
Hello everyone! I have recently received a Denali Shimano 6061 series from someone that was throwing it away in the dumpster outside of my work. He was literally going to throw it away so i took it off of his hands. When i got home on later inspection, i found out that the front forks have bent out beyond the point of repair. I see a lot of comments about the “Nashbar Carbon Fiber Fork” but do not feel like spending $100 to fix it. Can anyone suggest other fork replacements for me at a cheaper price tag? I even brought it into my local bike shop and they said that I needed to find a replacement fork for it to be ride-able again. Thank you in advance! -Alex
I got my Nashbar carbon fiber fork for 80 shipped with the periodic Nashbar 20% discount. About 100 is the cheapest you'll get a carbon fiber for these days, unless you start looking on eBay for used, NOS, or direct from the factory items.

If you really don't want that, Nashbar has a full steel fork for about 50-60, before discount.

ETA: Found it. Too bad the 20% off deal expired about 2 weeks ago. I'm sure that it'll be back soon, if you can wait it out. If not, this is about the cheapest new replacement fork you'll find from a reputable company. eBay may have other deals as well.

https://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...15_-1___204984

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Old 05-31-15, 01:42 AM
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I don't have a Denali, so you'll have to look at yours and see exactly what part you need.

From the photos, it looks like it probably has a threaded fork with a quill handlebar stem. Is that 1" threaded, or 1 1/8" threaded?

You can go a little bit long with the threaded forks, but not too much long. MEASURE.

There are a few that are showing up on E-Bay. Verify that it is 1 1/8" threaded, and the appropriate length.

700c Bike Bicycle Fork 1 1 8 inch Threaded Black Bicycle | eBay
Steel 700c 1 1 8" Threaded Fork Black for Track Road Fixed Bike 185mm New | eBay
Maroon GS 700c 28 x 206 Road Bicycle Fork Bike Parts 482 | eBay

You might also be able to upgrade the bike to threadless if you wanted to. This would be a good time to do so.

My local bike Co-op, used bike junkstore, has a lot of forks for sale, although not a lot of quality parts. But, that might be a place to consider when buying a fork or headset, or other parts.
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Old 05-31-15, 01:57 AM
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I picked up a carbon fork w/ aluminum steerer a couple weeks back from amazon. ...... Opps sorry, you have a 1" threaded steerer style fork.

Edited to add; this bike is probably ready for the dumpster. Save your money, no sense throwing good money after bad. I read a review that said the bike weighs 31 lbs stripped. Is it really heavy? Putting a carbon fork on this bike will cut weight where there was a steel fork but it isn't going to transform the bike.

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Old 05-31-15, 08:32 AM
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A steel or aluminum fork would be cheaper, but you are still looking at $50-65. Your best bet would be to find a bike co-op or another donor bike that you can strip for parts. The Denali is a very entry level, big box store bike that sells new for about $200. Some people seem fairly happy with them as a recreational bike, but they aren't worth throwing money into for major repairs or upgrades. If you can get it back in good working order for <$100 you can probably ride your money's worth out of it then sell it for about what you have into it.
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How's the front wheel?
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