Bit of a stab in the dark, but the forks on my old roadie just snapped above the crown and I'm having a bit of trouble finding a worthy replacement.
Current (broken) forks are 531 Professional steel, with a 1" threadless tube and a 180mm steerer for 700c rims. They have a bit of a forward rake on them, I think it's about 35mm. Frame is 56cm square.
It's a nice old Ron Bates (Sydney built in the 80's) with a 531 Professional frame, so I'd be after a similar light-ish grade of steel. Chrome and carbon are out of the question. Colour isn't really an issue as I'm about to respray the frame. Please help! It's my primary means of transport as well! The biggest problem I've encountered so far is finding the right Reynolds or Columbus fork with a threadless tube.
PM me if you can help out or have any good tips!