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    Custom rigid fork

    Hi folks i am after a straight blade rigid fork for my 1996 extralight merlin so as to replace my Mag SL Ti, and am considering a few brands that have what i am looking for in terms of aesthetics:

    26" unicrown for Vbrakes without disc tabs, and wider close to the crown than to the hub.
    I would prefer Titanium but i think i would be dreaming... so steel is the way to go

    As for now my research got me these brands that make or used to make what i am looking for:

    IF, Hunter, Sycip & Retrotec

    a few pics: (some with discs but you get the idea)




    IF

    Retrotec

    Sycip

    Hunter


    I think that Salsa also does this kind of fork but with disc tabs...maybe in the past they just made them only for cantis, but i do not know...


    The thing is that i am getting short of money for this project and cannot afford to buy it new: $300-$450 so i would appreciate if you know other brands that have/had this kind of fork for a smaller budget... or other expensive ones so as to look for them in the 2nd hand market


    I promise pics when it is finished, right now it looks like this, but there are quite a few changes planned, (i know, do not kill me...the crankset goes to a cannondale)
    Last edited by lamparito; 02-19-2010 at 09:47 PM.

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    You could check with Vicious Cycles. I bought one from them a few years ago for my Yo Eddy. http://www.viciouscycles.com/forks.php3

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    Thanks patk, i checked them out but altough they are straigt bladed they have the same thickness along the blade unlike the other brands

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    U buddy of mine had a 1" rigid fork made for an older IF by Waltworks. Great price and a great fork too

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    1993 Sycip # 5 custom fillet brazed w/ sycip rigid fork
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