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    straight tube, 5" fork needed

    Where can I buy a straight tube, 5" fork with a 15mm axle. the fork on my on one 26" hardtail broke and I miss the bike and cant find a used or cheaper fork (300 or less).

    its an old bike so don't want to put much into it.

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    This is what I have. More than the $300 you stated, but really good fork for the money.

    https://www.universalcycles.com/shop...iABEgIkZ_D_BwE

    https://www.jensonusa.com/Rockshox-S...yABEgI0EPD_BwE


    I would think you should be able to find less expensive Rockshox fork with a straight 1 1/8th steerer tube if you look around. I bought that fork I posted about 5 years ago and found it still for sale today with a 1 1/8 steerer on the first search I did.
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    If you want to look for used.

    Fox Float 32 came in 150mm, 1 1/8, and 15mm TA. Not super easy to find but IMO it's probably the best all around fork that came in those specs.

    Pike coil came in that as well, not sure about the air version. A little heavier but a really good fork.

    Any chance you can rebuild/service what you had on there?

    Found this on pinkbike, not sure if you want to deal with a talus or replacing seals:
    https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2415579/
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    I have a 140mm revelation RLT titanium for sale for $200, but it has a 20mm axle. If you can swap end caps, its a good fork. 7.75 inch steer tube.

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    the fork it would replace is a marzocchi tst. I broke the baking where the thu axle screws in. it is not a safe fork in my opinion. the axle is not secured at all.

    my wheels are 15mm and wont go 20mm. thanks though

    my bike is from 2010 so its pretty old and not sure how much I want to put into it. have to think about the RS Sektor.

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    Here is a review of this fork. It is a pretty damn good fork for the money with some unique features hard to find on trail forks today like two coil springs with different weights and on the fly travel adjust. However, it is from 120mm to 150mm so not sure if 150mm is much travel.

    As for putting money into the old bike, thatís up to. However, this is my 4th fork on my 2004 Gary Fisher that will not die. I like the bike so f it, Iíll ride it till I die or as long as I can keep finding components to replace broken parts.

    https://www.bikeradar.com/us/mtb/gea...coil-12-46064/
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