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How about a "FORK doesn't fit swap-around" thread?

Old 12-18-16, 11:38 AM
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How about a "FORK doesn't fit swap-around" thread?

I have a Columbus-tube frame-alone that needs a (preferred) chrome Columbus (or similar) fork with a bit more steerer/threading than any forks I have on-hand.

I have a Bianchi all-chrome fork that would be perfect EXCEPT this steerer is 190mm and only has 1" of threading, and I NEED more like 220mm of steerer length (will measure again and confirm exact spec). EDIT: Maybe more like 205mm to 215mm, depending on the amount of threading, still need to run the numbers and I'm working remote right now.

Anybody want to swap fork-for-fork, shipping for shipping?

Brand is not that important (actually an unmarked crown is best) but want similar quality and condition, a Tange or Ishiwata fork would be OK, too.
I can only find one pic of the Bianchi in my files but will take more and update:
Columbus blades, 2 decals but one side is tattered, sloping external-socketed crown for recessed Allen bolt and engraved with the Bianchi logo and eagles on both sides/tops, Campagnolo forged ends, chrome is 'very good" but not "perfect", still very presentable from 6 feet away!
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Old 12-18-16, 11:58 AM
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Sorry I can't help you un , but I like this thread .
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Old 12-18-16, 01:10 PM
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@unworthy1, I have a fork that's close to what you need: Fully chromed, Columbus steel, Campy dropouts, a logo I'm not familiar with on the fork crown. English-threaded steerer measures 215mm from crown to top. Let me know if that'll work.

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Old 12-18-16, 02:47 PM
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Sorry I can't help you un , but I like this thread .
+1 with a big Christmas cookie on the side.
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Old 12-18-16, 03:17 PM
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I might have one that would work buried somewhere. I have a 63 cm Concorde Aquila that I was briefly using a Tange fork on (so it might have a long enough steerer). I quit using it because there was probably 2 mm at best clearance between the bottom of the brake caliper (campagnolo veloce) and a 23 mm tire on 23 mm rims (never measured, but, when a ride would take a detour onto a damp dirt road, the layer of sand grains that stuck to the tires was enough to rub on the brake annoyingly). Very nondescript Tange, so not your first choice, but, if you can't find anything better, send me a PM and I'll hunt it down and measure the steerer and axle to crown.
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Old 12-18-16, 03:21 PM
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If anyone has a steel Serotta fork, let me know. I have a couple of lone forks, I'm going to have to dig them up and I post the details.
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Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
@unworthy1, I have a fork that's close to what you need: Fully chromed, Columbus steel, Campy dropouts, a logo I'm not familiar with on the fork crown. English-threaded steerer measures 215mm from crown to top. Let me know if that'll work.

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That's a Billato logo and very possibly will work, I measured the head tube and it's 165mm so need to run the numbers and compute. The crucial thing may be how much distance from the base of the crown-race to the where the threading starts...the overage can be dealt with by spacers or
cutting.
I'll PM you when I get a chance...THANKS!!
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PM ahoy to nlerner!
EDIT: This is pending but seems like nlerner and I are close to a deal, so even if MY needs are met, keep the thread alive (or start a sticky?) for those of you who need to swap forks of your own!

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Old 12-19-16, 08:39 PM
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here are two:

have: 21" centurion unicrown fork (salmon pink/white combo); does anyone have a "lugged" one they'd want to trade?

kona project two threaded 1 1/8 fork; i'd trade it straight up for another one that's threadless. measurements to come later.
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Looking for: I have a French frame, unknown origin built from lightweight 531 metric tubing. Fork I'm looking for does not have to be French, but that would be a bonus. My head tube is ~ 163mm, so depending on the headset (I have a French threaded Campy Chorus that I need to find stack height), the steerer needs to be in the neighborhood of 200mm-210mm? Nutted brake mount would also match my rear, but not a requirement. Lightweight (for steel) IS a must to match the frame tubing, but no unicrown.

I have: installed a (IIRC) a sub-400g all carbon 1" threadless fork on this frame while I rode it as a single speed. Steerer is cut as short as I could make it on this frame, but I haven't removed to measure yet. It's either a 43 or 45mm rake (also marked on the steer tube). Rides great, but I'm wanting to return this frame to its roots.

Anyone want to lighten up their ride?
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Free to a good home (but you must offer up another fork in this thread):

Threaded 6061 aluminum Kinesis fork for 700c road bike. I will post photos in a few days, or send them to anyone who sends me an email address.

The steerer is steel, 170 mm long. 48 mm of which is threaded. Length, from the crown race to the center of the axle, 365 mm. Offset about 45 mm.

The crown is drilled for a recessed nut. There are no fender eyelets.

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Old 01-07-17, 10:07 AM
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I have an oddball fork on a QR frame that has a ripple in the top tube..........fork is Tange Prestige unicrown with an 80s splatter paint scheme......650c variety.
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