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Old 02-11-05, 05:53 PM   #1
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fork question

It will soon be time to replace the fork on my bike. It's a threaded tube. Are the threaded still available? Seems that all I've been able to find are the threadless ones. I've got a mid 80's bianchi track.
2 tips that I'm sure have been posted, but just in case:
1. If you use electric tape, try using tommy tape. It works just as well and it only sticks to itself, not the bike.
2. Keirin grips - wet a paper towel with soapy water then twist the paper towel down inside the grip. Lube it up real good and it should slide on like butter.
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Old 02-11-05, 06:04 PM   #2
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There are plenty of threaded forks available... some really nice track specific ones too. You could switch to threadless if you wanted by getting a threadless fork, a new threadless headset, and a threadless stem, but theres not much point switching if you don't have to. here is a really cheap one this one would be real nice though or even nicer, a cinelli fork

Edit: This looks like a damn good deal to me
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Old 02-11-05, 06:10 PM   #3
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Says 'road' not track. Cheap Ritchey.
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