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Old 11-01-11, 11:40 AM
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1" rigid disc fork?

I'm wanting to switch over to Avid BB7s on my mid-90s Trek 800 commuter/tourer/cargo hauler. I'm forseeing a problem with this as I have a 1" steer tube. I haven't had any luck finding a steel disc-capable fork with a 1" steerer (much less a threaded one...I've resigned myself to the fact that I'll likely have to switch to threadless).

Anyone have a good source? I prefer used, so if you happen to have one sitting around, let me know
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Old 11-01-11, 11:55 AM
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new.. People called Framebuilders can make exactly what you need.
hire your neighbors , wall street won't.
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This would work, although probably not ideal:

https://aebike.com/product/dimension-...k1268-qc30.htm

Your stock fork may be a little shorter atc-wise, meaning this fork would add trail and slow steering somewhat.

You can fit up to a 2" tire with 60mm fender in this fork (I have one in 28.6 steerer version).
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Old 11-02-11, 07:26 AM
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How much are you looking to spend? I've been through similar circumstances with fork woes and they're not fun. Your need for a 1" threaded fork with disc mounts is such a small market that I can't see any company producing even a run of them.

Waltworks makes custom forks for about $300 shipped. I was shopping around for a 1 1/8" disc touring fork with rack eyelets and mid-fork mounts and was coming up blank just about everywhere. Vicious Cycles was the only company I found making them at the time (a little over a year ago). Their forks cost as much as Walt's, they don't do custom work, they're unicrown (which I find unappealing), and I'm not sure where their forks are made.

The fork I bought from Walt was very well done--I was shocked actually, since I have this weird misconception that custom things aren't usually as "polished" as similar production models. Walt was great about communication and I'd imagine he can do just about anything you want him to. I don't know for sure, but I don't think a 1" threaded fork would an issue for him if you sent him measurements. He even sent me pictures of the progress of my fork, which I think is rad since I don't think many builders waste their time doing that for a simple fork.

Additionally, I don't think his wait list is very long; I think it took maybe a month and a half (give or take a little) for me to get my fork, and it's getting close to winter, so his workload has probably decreased during the "off season." Vicious Cycles' "off the peg" forks cost more than $300 shipped, so a custom made steel fork was a great option for me. Plus, if you get one, then you have something made by a real person in the USA (if that's where you're from, and if that matters to you)--I always love helping out the little guy, especially when their prices are more than reasonable.

https://waltworks.com/dev/index.php
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Old 11-02-11, 08:07 AM
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Also worth noting: I explored several options in terms of custom fork builders, and Walt was by far the most reasonable among them.
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Old 11-02-11, 08:55 AM
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Thanks for the advice. I do like to "buy American" but I'll have to decide whether I want to spend $300 on a new fork for a 20-year old mtb frame or just swap out for a newer frame at the local bike co-op. Has anyone had disc mounts brazed onto their existing fork?
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I have no such experience, but I would be wary of adding disc brakes to a frame with cantis, and I am guessing most competent fork builders would be as well. In short, a disc brake puts a lot more stress on a fork because of its location on the fork (it kind of is like a long lever). If you compare a disc and canti fork for similar bikes, the disc fork will be much beefier.
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Old 11-02-11, 08:49 PM
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Good point. Thanks!
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Has anyone had disc mounts brazed onto their existing fork?
I've seen buckled forks from those that did.

Tout Terrain had the best example of how to do it.,
the left fork blade is larger than the right one,
in anticipation of the extra force.
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Old 11-03-11, 01:27 AM
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Nevermind.
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Recheck what I was not sure of and Scott Quiring of Quiring Cycles will build you just about anything you want in steel for ~$230. Just found if it is worth it to you.
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$230.00 sounds far more reasonable for a custom fork... we build them for a little less but it always best to shop closer to home.
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