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    Looking for 1" rigid mountain forks - help!

    10 years ago my original (rather mundane) 1994 Specialized Rockhopper Comp frame cracked and, under warranty, I was given a Ritchey Nitanium alloy frame as a replacement, and it is brilliant - by far and away the best MTB I've ever ridden (and that includes my current 2008 Epic)

    Problem is, it didn't come with a front fork (I swapped the Mag-21s from the original bike) and now the old Rock-Shox shocks are worn out. I'd like to put on a rigid front fork and use the bike for touring but the steering tube is 1" and they are not made anymore it seems. Hence my cry for help - does anyone have (or know anyone on the planet who has) a 1" rigid mountain fork to fit a 26in frame with cantilever brakes?

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    This fork states that it's a 1 1/8" but it also states that it has a 1" threadless steering tube, might be worth contacting them to find out what it actually has:
    Tange Rigid: http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product/FK409C21-Tange+Mountain+Fork.aspx

    Tange Rigid 1" steering tube: http://www.bikeparts.com/search_results.asp?ID=BPC133846
    Last edited by cobba; 04-19-2009 at 10:15 PM.

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    I've heard Marzochi (sp?) makes a decent 1" steerer suspension fork. For a rigid fork, I bet a little judicious hunting would turn up a derelict vintage mountain bike with a fork you could swap over.

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    Some custom builders will make you a fork (yes, without frame purchase). Waltworks will do it, in a 1" steerer and your choice of geometry, for $260 according to his website. Possibly not the cheapest option, but it's there.

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    Uh there are tons of retail mtb forks with 1" threaded steerer tubes. The tange that Cobba mentioned is once of the nicer ones. Talk to you lbs, QBP and J&B both carry a few.

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