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Had it with my Gunnar Cross Fork....(3 posts)

Had it with my Gunnar Cross Fork....nova
Mar 15, 2002 12:54 PM
Under hard braking with my Avid Shorty 4's, the front fork feels noodley enough that I swear I'm going to take a fall sometimes....

Will a brake booster work on the fork (as opposed to the rear canti mounts) until I get a new fork? FYI: I have the 1" headtube.
re: Had it with my Gunnar Cross Fork....cxking
Mar 18, 2002 12:03 PM
I had the same problem with my Kelly. You need to get rid of the Avid pads and replace them with any brand as long as the post is off center. Then you must set them with a lot of toe in so they are not as grabby. I did not try a brake booster but I do not think it will work. I tried replacing my fork with a Kinesis and I had the same problem, the shaking is actually in the head tube under hard braking and it is worse on larger frames. Good luck.
re: Had it with my Gunnar Cross Fork....flyweight
Mar 19, 2002 3:10 PM
I had the same problem. I ditched the Avid brakes for Paul Neo-Retros which made the problem worse. I ditched those for the Paul Touring canti (the low profile model) and that solved the problem. Like the other poster said, the problem is in the head tube. Switching forks will probably not help. Waterford solved the problem by going to 1 1/8' starting last year.