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    26" Carbon Forks with 1" steerer??? Were they made?

    A buddy just got an old Cannondale 2004-5 non-suspension Badboy. He'd like to use it as a cycle wrenching learning platform. (He's restored motorcycles & cars) He has interest in swapping the front fork for a carbon fiber disk compatible unit. Were these ever available for 26"-ers and 1" steerers? If so, anyone know a current source?

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    rigid forks are not really wheel size-specific, just length. find something with a similar a-c length. might be hard to find something that specific though. what's the budget? would steel be an option?
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    Thanks for the reply. The intention is to change, ostensibly with an "upgrade". Understanding that well made steel is better than poorly made CF, if a CF fork is not available, I think he'll stick with the current fork.

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    Is he sure it's 1"? By 2004-5, the standard was 1-1/8"
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    Not sure. I'll tell him to verify.

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    Nashbar has a large selection of these ancient forks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckha62 View Post
    Is he sure it's 1"? By 2004-5, the standard was 1-1/8"
    We're also talking Cannondale, here. It could also be 1.5" in which case, a fork swap will also mean a headset change.

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    I doubt it's a 1in, but these are nice forks in a variety of legths and they do have a 1in version.

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    Is the "non-suspension" Bad Boy the one with the rigid fork and Bad Boy Ultra the one with the Headshok?

    Bicycle Blue Book says the Bad Boy steerer is 1-1/8" threadless.

    https://www.bicyclebluebook.com/sear....aspx?id=30864

    And it says the Bad Boy Ultra steerer is 1.5" threadless.

    https://www.bicyclebluebook.com/Sear...72&model=52410

    Edit: Also noticed the Bad Boy is 26" and the BB Ultra is 700c.
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