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1" Reynolds Ouzo Replacment?

Old 08-23-11, 03:01 PM
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1" Reynolds Ouzo Replacment?

I've pretty much given up finding a 1" Ouzo fork with 45mm rake to replace the one I have that has been cut too short. What are my other options that won't break the bank? 43mm rake fairly easy to find but not 45mm?
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Originally Posted by smoore View Post
43mm rake fairly easy to find but not 45mm?
Thanks.
don;t sweat the 2 mm...
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Originally Posted by smoore View Post
I've pretty much given up finding a 1" Ouzo fork with 45mm rake to replace the one I have that has been cut too short.
They're on ebay. It just takes a little patience. I called Reynolds and they recommended ebay and some patience.

I found a NIB 1 1/8 Ouzo Pro after a month or two of searching.
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Old 08-23-11, 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
They're on ebay. It just takes a little patience. I called Reynolds and they recommended ebay and some patience.

I found a NIB 1 1/8 Ouzo Pro after a month or two of searching.
Yep...lots of 1 1/8...but not the case with 1". I need the 45mm to keep my toe overlap to a minimum. It is a 49cm frame.
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Darn... From reading the title it gave me the taste for some black licorice liquor..

Ouzo 12 - me zero
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Took me over a year to find an uncut Alpha Q 1" fork, and it still got bid up like crazy. Keep looking and pray - they're getting VERY rare. If you want to go cheap, Nashbar has a decent 1" fork.
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theres one on ebay right now
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Originally Posted by qqy View Post
Took me over a year to find an uncut Alpha Q 1" fork, and it still got bid up like crazy. Keep looking and pray - they're getting VERY rare. If you want to go cheap, Nashbar has a decent 1" fork.
If you're talking about the threadless alloy steerer fork it isn't. It's a fork that holds the wheel and attaches to the frame but that's about it. Nothing like the Reynolds.

cyclezen is correct, don't sweat the 2mm.
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Old 08-24-11, 07:03 AM
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Each mm of rake is about 1mm for overlap. The 2mm difference is less than 1/8th inch. That shouldn't make alot of difference.
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How much too short? Is it something you can make up by getting a different stem or headset?

Also, going from 45 to 43 mm will increase your trail, i.e. increase the tendency for your bike to go in a straight line. Unless you've ridden this particular bike all your life, you probably won't notice the difference, or, if you do, it'll be a vague sensation that's hard to define.
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I'm still out here looking. I'm getting resloute now and have decided to hold out for an Ouzo fork. I think I can deal with a 43 or 45 as just finding a 1" that hasn't been already cut too much is hard enough. I almost went with a Ritchey or Easton but both of them have shorter fork blades and when you throw in a possible change in rake...well I just got too concerned about changing the overall handling of the bike.

And yes qqy, I am praying.
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hey smoore, i saw an ouzo fork on the slowtwitch classifieds (http://forum.slowtwitch.com/gforum.cgi?forum=2;) recently. that one's gone but you might want to check there in case another one shows up.
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Ack! That fork would have worked perfectly. climber7, thanks for the heads up.
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Originally Posted by carpediemracing View Post
How much too short?
Let me rephrase.

Exactly what steerer tube length do you need? If you need a 14 cm steerer tube it's one thing. If you need a 29 cm steerer it's another.
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I need at least 210mm of steerer and would really prefer the all carbon version.
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