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Help me find a fork

Old 03-02-23, 09:13 PM
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Help me find a fork

I have this 2010 Fuji Absolute 1.0 (White w/ blue lettering) that's been laying around for years. I had crashed and bent the fork badly.
Figured I'll just fix it up it to keep it instead of selling it since I won't get much for it anyways. Someone can tell me a cheap fork that can decently match the bike?
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I can’t, but I can tell what you need to look for. First is the diameter of the Steerer tube; yours is likely 1 1/8” but some older are 1 inch, next is the mm of rake, and third is the length of the fork. Get the last two the same as your original and the bike will handle pretty much the same.
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You might go online and try to find a geometry chart for the Fuji .... even contact Fuji and ask for dimensions (pretty sure they have a few fork styles they use for a while ... 13 years is not ancient.

Fork might be: Fork FC-990 Fuji Bonded Carbon Trekking w/ 1 1/8" Cro-Mo Steerer

or----Fork: FC-770 Fuji Bonded Carbon Trekking w/ 1 1/8" Alloy Steerer, Disc tabs

You might look at : https://archive.fujibikes.com/2010/Fuji/absolute-10-usa which lists a 45-mm fork offset.

I bet if you contacted Fuji they would tell you all about it and suggest a replacement from their modern stock, but once you have the details, it should be easy to buy a fork, I guess. Never needed to except once when I got a replacement from a dealer .... you should have not much trouble.

Nice looking bike.

And .... I have been restraining myself since you posted this thread, but I guess now I have earned the right:

Forks---top left-hand drawer under the sink, all the way on the left.
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Just wanted to level set: how cheap is cheap? An unbranded carbon fork will probably run about $100 from that auction site; I’ve seen online retailers sell branded forks (Columbus) starting around $160. And you gotta get installation, too.
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Originally Posted by aliasfox View Post
Just wanted to level set: how cheap is cheap? An unbranded carbon fork will probably run about $100 from that auction site; Ive seen online retailers sell branded forks (Columbus) starting around $160. And you gotta get installation, too.
Good point: Define cheap
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Old 03-28-23, 10:10 AM
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And stating the obvious: make sure that the frame (headtube) is not also damaged from the crash before investing in a new fork.
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Originally Posted by Maelochs View Post
You might go online and try to find a geometry chart for the Fuji .... even contact Fuji and ask for dimensions (pretty sure they have a few fork styles they use for a while ... 13 years is not ancient.

Fork might be: Fork FC-990 Fuji Bonded Carbon Trekking w/ 1 1/8" Cro-Mo Steerer

or----Fork: FC-770 Fuji Bonded Carbon Trekking w/ 1 1/8" Alloy Steerer, Disc tabs
Good finds, but since the OP mentions badly bending their fork, it's unlikely their fork is made of carbon.

EDIT: Apparently, the 2010 Fuji Absolute 1.0 did come with a carbon fork. So I think the OP's statement that their fork is bent is...suspect.

From the Fuji archive site:

FORK (us-verson): FC-770 Fuji Bonded Carbon Trekking w/ 1 1/8" Alloy Steerer, Disc tabs

FORK (eu-version): FC-770 Fuji Bonded Carbon Trekking w/ 1 1/8" AL Steerer


FORK OFFSET: 45.0


The EU and USA version bikes have quick release dropouts. The USA version also has disc brake tabs.

It's not hard to find a 45mm offset fork with quick release dropouts, but finding one with quick release dropouts AND disc brake tabs might be tricky. Most of the forks with disc brake tabs are through-axle.
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Originally Posted by Maelochs View Post

And .... I have been restraining myself since you posted this thread, but I guess now I have earned the right:

Forks---top left-hand drawer under the sink, all the way on the left.
Agree on the vertical position of the drawer, and the placement of the forks within the drawer. But we don't have drawers under the sink or to the left of the sink (dishwasher), so the flatware drawer is to the right of the sink which is where it should be by any rational kitchen design.
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Agree on the vertical position of the drawer, and the placement of the forks within the drawer. But we don't have drawers under the sink or to the left of the sink (dishwasher), so the flatware drawer is to the right of the sink which is where it should be by any rational kitchen design.
Is it possible to rerake the tines of a damaged fork?

I used to amuse myself by retrieving cutlery I found on the road while riding around Baltimore but gave it up after accumulating a good two or three dozen examples. Lots of run-over, flattened spoons and forks. Knives usually survive undamaged, except for pavement abrasion.
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Old 03-29-23, 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Trakhak View Post
Is it possible to rerake the tines of a damaged fork?

I used to amuse myself by retrieving cutlery I found on the road while riding around Baltimore but gave it up after accumulating a good two or three dozen examples. Lots of run-over, flattened spoons and forks. Knives usually survive undamaged, except for pavement abrasion.
Same. I usually wash before using, but sometimes a vigorous wave in the air gets most of the stuff off.
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