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Old 08-30-20, 11:13 AM
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Would this bother you?

Picked this Cervelo RS up today from a friend. Great condition, crazy low price, but wrong fork. Would you leave as is or find the correct fork?
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Old 08-30-20, 11:29 AM
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Do you want the fork to change? I don't know why it should matter to me.
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Just curious, simple yes or no would work. Thanks
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Could just paint it black to match.
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Old 08-30-20, 12:04 PM
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Nah...if it means 'forking' out another couple hundred bucks on a set of new blades...If it ain't broken, don't fix it...

*Edit* Not unless the fork rake and geometry was all wrong for the frame and the bike ends up handling like a pig in a snow storm...

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Old 08-30-20, 12:07 PM
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It depends
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Itís a pretty close match.
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If the steerer, length, and rake are correct, run it. Why not?
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Originally Posted by sloar View Post
Itís a pretty close match
I've seen worse...
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No.

It's not a classic frame that I would value for what it is; my only concern for new stuff is what it "does".

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I would mind it and seek out the ďcorrectĒ fork assuming I would have bought it with that fork in the first place. However, Iím not you, so Iím not sure how what I would do is helpful.
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My question is why the different fork... crash?
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Old 08-30-20, 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
I would mind it and seek out the ďcorrectĒ fork assuming I would have bought it with that fork in the first place. However, Iím not you, so Iím not sure how what I would do is helpful.
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My question is why the different fork... crash?
Both of these.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Both of these.
Spontaneous asplosion?
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He used the 3T fork on another build, sold me the frame for $100 and I already had the fork.
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Looks like a perfect excuse to go custom paint, IMO. Something sparkly.
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Originally Posted by sloar View Post
He used the 3T fork on another build, sold me the frame for $100 and I already had the fork.
$100? Cripes, then - build it up and ride the hell out of it.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
It depends
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My question is why the different fork... crash?
that is what it would depend on.

if itís not a crash replacement, the only problem would be tire clearance. That fork doesnít have much room for a 25mm tire.
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Originally Posted by sloar View Post
He used the 3T fork on another build, sold me the frame for $100 and I already had the fork.
Oh, then I'd be fine with it. Probably try to strip the logos or sand and clearcoat, but nothing wring with a black fork.
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The fork does look a little dated. If the dimensions are correct you could do some vinyl wrap like on cars. A friend got a quote of $50 from a sign shop.
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I guess it'd depend on if the previous fork was A) recalled or B) inferior.

In either case, no.

If neither, still no. Because that bike is pretty old anyway and sourcing the original fork would probably be a pain (and pricey), if even possible.
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Would not mind it nearly as much as I would mind the press fit BB.
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Would not mind it nearly as much as I would mind the press fit BB.
After struggling to adjust the seatpost on AG's fancy SystemSix this morning, I'm all good with my next bike being stone-age. I wish I wouldn't have to learn hydro brakes for it.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Would not mind it nearly as much as I would mind the press fit BB.
Its threaded.
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If it fits, keep it on. Don't worry, us Cervelo owners won't kill you for doing that.
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