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I'm on a quest to find a rigid fork for my Bontrager Race.
Other than custom, are there any to be had?
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rigid fork

pace makes a 1 in. threadless. they are unfortunately, hard to come by but ride very well.
most distributors have some rigid 1 in. but they are "cheap replacements" so be careful what you buy. winwood might have one but im not sure.
 

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Yeah, I saw the Tange.
But it's not suspension corrected.:mad:
And I definitely don't want to spend the coin on a Pace.
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1" rigid fork

Lenny said:
I'm on a quest to find a rigid fork for my Bontrager Race.
Other than custom, are there any to be had?
Lenny
www.viciouscycles.com

I have an ENO'ed Race Lite with a Vicious fork. I can't praise it too highly. The axle to crown length is excellent for preserving the old-school geometry. I've been on Bontys since 1994, having run Mag 21, Judy, and SID, and none of those gave me near the directional precision I've got with the steel fork. Not cheap, but well worth it from my experience.:thumbsup:
 

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Other than the Tange, you're pretty much looking at $200+ and going custom (or Vicious). Lots of us have been through the dilemma of wanting to convert our beloved old school 1" frame to a front disc. Ain't no cheap option in 1" disc forks. I realize you may not be looking to go disc, but even then there are very few choices in 1" forks.
 

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Might be able to save some dough by finding an old Rock Shox or Manitou crown (with bolt-on stanchions), and having a builder fabricate some legs. I'm assuming it would be cheaper because the builder wouldn't have to worry about the crown or steerer. All they'd need to do is weld dropouts onto some steel tubes. I've thought about doing this myself. As a bonus, you get a sweet lloking old school Bontrager/Brodie style rigid fork.
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tomacropod said:
what a coincidence that I just happened to be searching for this earlier on.

Pace rc30 forks, V-brake only, 1 inch threadless steerer. Cheaper than a new one...

http://cgi.ebay.com/Pace-RC30-Rigid...ryZ36135QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

- Joel
Sweet!
I'll keep my eye on that one.
Is is a chromoly fork or Al?
Do you know if it's suspension corrected?
Thanks for looking out for me.
BTW, I see you're an Aphex Twin fan.
He's done some absolutely awesome stuff.
Lenny
 
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