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replacing a windsor hour fork

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Old 12-05-08, 11:32 PM
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replacing a windsor hour fork

wondering what i need. i really like this fork but im guessing the trouble to get it to work would be very frustrating.
http://cgi.ebay.com/straight-bladed-...742.m153.l1262

thats the fork. my windsor currently is set up as stock. i want to be threadless still. im guessing i also need a new headset as well.
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Old 12-05-08, 11:41 PM
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If you want threadless, then you should get a different fork than that.
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Old 12-06-08, 12:26 AM
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Old 12-06-08, 02:53 PM
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I know i should find a different fork. its just that it fits the other things i like chromed lugs, straight blade. also i wanted hearts. im not sure what those are though lol.
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See if you can find a Schwinn Madison fork. Strip the paint and it will look just like that eBay fork, except it is threadless.
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I know i should find a different fork. its just that it fits the other things i like chromed lugs, straight blade. also i wanted hearts. im not sure what those are though lol.
wtf. you want something you dont even know what it is? **** dude
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i meant the lug shape on the fork
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oh good call i look for the madison's fork then. and do you know the rake on that fork? and which size madison fork would i need for my 52 windsor?
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the windsor frame is like a 42mm rake or some ****
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Old 12-08-08, 12:57 PM
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the stock rake on the windsor is like 45. i still need to know what size fork i need for my windsor. because im sure different sized madisons have different sized forks.
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nothing a hacksaw cant fix
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http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?category=600086&subcategory=60001182&brand=&sku=18133&storetype=&estoreid=&pagename=Shop %20by%20Subcat%3A%20Road%20Forks

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Just remembered the fork on the Performance website. It's chrome, straight bladed, 1 1/8", 40mm rake. http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...slisearch=true
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that performance fork looks good too but the price is somewhat high for me a least, plus the lugs are meh to me, i dunno the madison's looks more like a heart to me but i need to go to a performance to check. but thanks for the help fellas. and by the fork size wouldnt the fork actually be longer and not just the steerer tube?
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