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Replacement fork for Bianchi Tangent?

Old 06-13-18, 11:27 PM
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Replacement fork for Bianchi Tangent?

Hi all,

I have a Bianchi Tangent (I believe 1990-1991) that I have been building up for touring. The fork that is on it now is not original I believe, due to the eyelits. When I got it it had been repainted a royal blue which I found to be ugly (and very scratched up), so I stripped it to the chrome. Unfortunately, the chrome is somewhat chipped in a few places and it has begun to rust. Not badly, but still. Additionally, I bought a set of Paul Component Engineering canti brakes and they don't fit on the fork, it's too narrow!

So a few questions:
If I were going to replace the fork, what should I look for? What would be a good fork to replace this (without breaking the bank)?

If not, what are some high performance breaks that will fit on narrow forks with wide rims? (it's a DT Swiss TK540)

Thanks!
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Originally Posted by shanabrook.jody
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something like this?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Bianchi-Cyc...W/172884384175

https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/901530/
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Originally Posted by shanabrook.jody
...I have a Bianchi Tangent...
The Surly Cross Check 1" FK0112 is probably as close as you'll get to a touring-capable fork for reasonable cost. This fork is not compatible with your threaded headset and stem, so you'd need a threadless headset, headset spacers and stem too, which would probably cost another $50 if you are careful shopper. A touring-capable threaded 1" steerer fork with proper steerer length would be very hard to find.

https://www.modernbike.com/surly-cro...-eyelets-black

https://surlybikes.com/parts/forks/cross-check_fork
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you can post measurements ..
fork tip- axle center, to crown race seat, for length ,

and the offset, of the bend, axle center, from the steerer tube centerline.

those are relevant to not changing the steering feel..

more take = less trail, other things being equal.



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