Re: [CR]Wanted: Fork


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Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2002 22:53:03 -0500
To: Neill Currie <neill1234@yahoo.com>, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: Sheldon Brown <CaptBike@sheldonbrown.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Wanted: Fork


Neill Currie wrote:
>I just got a green, Raleigh International frame,
>1972 (possibly 1973, says the Raleigh "dating
>service")which is without it's original fork.
>
>I would like to set it up with something fitting,
>if not necessarily original........something
>maybe period, lugged, etc. As I_may_be doing a
>repaint of the frame, color of the fork is not
>too important to me. As the frame headtube
>measures 7.5 inches, I guess I will need a
>steerer of 9 inches or longer(frame is a 60cm or
>24 inch)to allow for headset stack height.
>
>Anyone got a fork that'll work? Please let me
>know, and I will turn this beauty (in the making)
>into a rider.

I hope you find something suitable. If you don't, and want it for a "rider" consider a hybrid fork.

You can get a nice CrMo unicrown hybrid fork for about $60. Unlike most newer road forks, it will have blades long enough to not mess up the geometry of your International.

Unlike the original, it will have cantilever brake studs so you can use a modern brake. (An authentic fork will require a quite long reach caliper.)

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