View Full Version : I need a new fork.
Need to replace the twisted fork on my SE Lager. I'd rather steer clear of carbon since this is essentially a beater bike. Anyone got a recommendation for a nice, not too exxy cromo fork?
Ideally locally available in a shop in Sydney. I'm happy to pay the Australia tax for speed here.
How about these?
I'm sure hell on wheels has one laying around.
Argh, just cracked out the calipers and they're 1 1/8 inch. Cheers heaps for the links, Jing, but I'd rather not muck about with a new reducer headset unless I absolutely have to.
HoW is a good idea, I'll give them a call.
This is harder than I expected. Hell on Wheels only have more trixie oriented stuff. Big thick legs and high axle to crown measurements with big tyre clearances. Not really what I want.
A Surly Pacer or Steamroller fork looks the goods, not too bad at $160.
The other option is to get an On-One Pompino fork for $50 (cheap!), remove the canti braze-ons and drill it for a caliper brake but.... effort.
Anyone able to recommend between the Pacer and Steamroller?
i quite like this
Those do look cool. I just worry about getting something too different from stock. Don't want to screw up my handling.
I've ended up ordering a Surly Pacer fork. Pretty similar to what I broke and it's Surly, so it should be good kit.
Thanks for having a look around for me, Jing!
Was going to say, Europa probably have something lying around. But hopefully the surly is everything you want!
Would have been a good tip. Unfortunately I'm anything but patient when it comes to this kind of thing :p
07-05-10, 03:40 PM
Surly pacer forks are 1 1/8 if you want to wiggle something.
That's what I got! Only not off Wiggle since I'm impatient and they weren't that much more local.
They look good on the bike. From first impressions feel a touch shorter than the stock forks so handling is a little tighter. A bit too much tyre clearance for my liking, aesthetically, but they seem well made.
08-05-10, 10:55 PM
Keep this updated could ya? I ride a lager and would be curious how you find them compared to the stock ones.
How did you twist the originals?
I put 80 ks on the new ones today and they were great. They feel marginally shorter than the stock ones, but it's definitely marginal. For all intents and purposes, they're the same geometry.
Otherwise, I think the black colour looks cool and I like the lugged look. I do wish they were a bit thinner around the tyre since I don't need all the tyre clearance they offer, but once you've got a brake caliper on there it's really not an issue.
I twisted the originals doing this:
I wouldn't recommend it.
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