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I need help finding a new fork(5 posts)

I need help finding a new forkBikinCO
Jan 5, 2003 9:33 AM
Damn Kansas wind. 3,400 miles into a 4,000 mile trip over the holidays and the winds in Kansas blew my bike out of the fork mount roof rack. I was lucky that the only damage was to my fork. One of the dropouts was snapped.

So, I need to get a new fork. The bike is an Indepedent Fabrication steel Crown Jewel. The fork that was on it was one of their steel forks. I am thinking about purchasing a carbon fork. I have never ridden a carbon fork, so my first question is, should I stick with steel or go for the carbon. If I go with the carbon which one and who has good deals on them now.

As for me I am a big guy, 6'2" 215 lbs. So I need a pretty solid fork.

Thanks in advance.
re: I need help finding a new forkThe Human G-Nome
Jan 5, 2003 10:41 AM
http://www.totalcycling.com/Templates/frmTemplateX.asp?SubFolderID=57&SearchYN=N

easily one of the best forks on the market....

Columbus Muscle Full Carbon Fork
US $248 (UK £188.00 inc VAT)
Weight - 395g uncut 300 mm steerer.
Full carbon fork which is built up with 15 layers of Carbon fabric normally used in the aerospace industry, a final layer of high modul carbon fibre is then applied. The lower portion of the fork legs incorporate a titanium mesh which considerably enhances the forks ability to damp high frequency road buzz.
re: I need help finding a new forkgtx
Jan 5, 2003 10:59 AM
IF has a Renolds carbon fork made to their specs--so that the rake will compliment the geometry of their frames. I'd get one of those if you want carbon (of course in your size there is a chance that it is a standard rake, but you should find out). Contact IF.
Repair ?MR_GRUMPY
Jan 5, 2003 11:31 AM
They, or any repair shop might be able to braze on a new fork tip.... A lot cheaper.
Jensonlampshade
Jan 6, 2003 6:13 AM
jensonusa.com has Ouzo Pro's for around $200