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    1" x fatter.

    Anyone have a clue if any 1" threaded forks (not suspension)
    Can accommodate a 2.6 to 3" tire? I could care less if it's time period correct. Rather just ride it. (26" early 90's m950 build, frame is probably designed around 80mm fork. Or was it 60mm back then?
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    You maybe could try a PACE RC30: GoatSurfer Retro MTB - Pace Forks Timeline
    It might work with 2.6" unlikely with any fatter tire... The mid 90s frames where usually designed around 60mm suspension forks... You may look into the custom forks option as well

    What kind of rims you're planning to use?

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    Is this for an old frame? Some, few, could acommodate a 2.3 tire in the back. IME there is no old steel fork that would acomodate a 2.6 tire. Any way.. just ask a custom builder the fork you want. Who cares if it´s 60 or 80? The big tire will tell the builder which A-C it needs. And you need disc brakes: v brakes won´t let that huge tire pass thru.
    Just build a whole new frame was it me.
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    1” Doesn’t need to be threaded, don’t know why I typed that. Also, have this frame hanging in the rafters so 1 -1/8” could fit the bill.
    (1997 Team Issue. Pic is from 2005, group set is scattered around on other project bikes, fork is toast.)1" x fatter.-97.jpg

    2.4” might be more appropriate goal up front.

    Project is just tinkering around to try out a low 20ish lbs, slow speed, and tight bushwhack/hike-a-bike rig.
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    These have to have some solid clearance: https://www.carboncycles.cc/?p=886&

    If the 83mm inner width is correct, you should easily be able to fit a 2.5 - 2.6in tire. You're probably going to want the 42.5cm version which is out of stock right now. But, I think this or a pace if you can find one, would be about perfect.

    Other 1in versions:
    https://www.carboncycles.cc/?s=0&c=82&p=966&tb=001

    V brake compatible:
    https://www.carboncycles.cc/?s=0&c=82&p=789
    https://www.carboncycles.cc/?s=0&c=82&p=887

    You're going to have to deflate the tire before putting the wheel on if you want to keep using rim brakes with anything larger than about 2.25.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Turd View Post
    1” Doesn’t need to be threaded, don’t know why I typed that. Also, have this frame hanging in the rafters so 1 -1/8” could fit the bill.
    (1997 Team Issue. Pic is from 2005, group set is scattered around on other project bikes, fork is toast.)Click image for larger version. 

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    2.4” might be more appropriate goal up front.

    Project is just tinkering around to try out a low 20ish lbs, slow speed, and tight bushwhack/hike-a-bike rig.
    nice bike. Good steel tubes there.
    WTB: Bomber Z2 1 1/8 steerer, in good to excellent shape OR bomber rebuild kit.

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    Thanks for the suggestions all.

    Opened my mind to look around at the new stuff available.
    Originally focused on what bikes might have had a fork that could accommodate and was thinking donors because 90’s bikes are aplenty and cheap regionally.
    Sometimes Rickety, not a turd

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