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    Looking for a titanium fork.

    Need one with an 1 1/8 steerertube and suspension corrected. Any ideas where to get one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francine
    Need one with an 1 1/8 steerertube and suspension corrected. Any ideas where to get one?
    Spicer, Sibex, On One, Morati
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    Go Morati - the others are bad news

    A while back there was a lot of talk about the Spicer and other brands being way too flexy and breaking. I saved someones photo of their broken spicer fork attached.

    I think the Morati's are around $600. You may be better off spending your hard earned (and heavily taxed) money on a nice custom cromo fork.

    Do a search here for Ti fork threads and see for yourself. I don't remember the story about the fork in this photo but I think it was a genuine JRA (Just riding along).
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    Spicer

    I think Gene's supplier has corrected this problem. I bought one from him last spring and have raced on it, ridden it through very technical terrain and have had no problems (and have been generally very happy with the fork). I check it regularly for any indication of stress nonetheless.

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    I have a Spicer Ti fork. It is brand new but has the steerer tube cut down. It is 80mm suspension corrected with rim brake posts (no disc mounts). I think I'm going to list it on eBay or in the classifieds pretty soon I think. I'm never going to use it.

    As for strength issues, you can talk to Gene @ Spicer. He says that they are superlight forks and are not intended to be jumped at all. It weighs 1.3lbs, actually a little less. I think its closer to 1.28 lbs. They are supposed to be very comfortable to ride.

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    I have a Spicer Ti fork on my bike and it was bought in July of 2003 - June was the switch over to the thicker tubes. So I've had a little over 18 months on mine and I'm not a light weight (220lbs in gear) and I'm not a super smooth or light rider (used to love the use of a Heckler's 5" front and rear suspension). I've done a couple bigger (atleast to me) drops 2-3 footers and I've had no issues. I'm hoping now that I have that much time on the fork that the problems have been fixed.

    Hope this helps
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    [QUOTE=Cephalopod]I have a Spicer Ti fork. It is brand new but has the steerer tube cut down. It is 80mm suspension corrected with rim brake posts (no disc mounts). I think I'm going to list it on eBay or in the classifieds pretty soon I think. I'm never going to use it.QUOTE]

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    If the others haven't swayed you, read what Walt thinks of Ti forks, specifically about the rebadged Spicer models...

    http://waltworks.com/dev/faq/suck.php
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