Author Topic: Touring Forks  (Read 5790 times)

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Offline pdienel

Touring Forks
« on: October 20, 2007, 10:38:17 pm »
I have bent the fork on my Trek 520 and am trying to find a new fork.  The trick is that it takes a 1" steerer (currently threaded, but I don't mind converting to threadless).  I am having a LOT of trouble finding a good touring fork (that isn't 1 1/8") and has rack mounts.  Where can I get a decent 1" fork with rack mounts?  Why is it so hard to find?  Thanks!

Offline DaveB

Touring Forks
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2007, 11:04:19 am »
Contact Trek and see if they can provide a direct replacement fork.  You are correct that finding a 1" threaded touring fork with cantilever brake and rack mounts is very difficult.  

One other thing; if you were in an accident that was severe enough to damage the fork, have the frame's headtube and downtube checked for damage also.

Offline RussellSeaton

Touring Forks
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2007, 04:56:02 pm »
Go to your local bike shop and have them get out the QBP (Quality Bicycle Parts) catalog.

They list many hybrid forks.  Wioth eyelets (at least one set) and cantilever bosses.  Tange has one for $52 in 1" threaded or threadless.  They also list the Surly cross fork, 1" threadless with one set of eyelets and cantilever bosses.  Also list the Surly Long Haul Trucker touring fork in 26" size.  Should also be able to get it in 700C since the LHT frame comes in both wheel sizes.