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    Anyone still making Non-Tapered, 135 forks?

    I've spent some time on Google without much luck, so just thought I'd throw it out here.

    Does any make 1 1/8" non tapered forks, 135mm hub spacing, with front hub disc spacing?

    Long story short, bought new wheels with front disc spacing, my fork uses rear disc spacing. Bought an extra adapter and ground off the ~5mm difference and it's almost half the material on the adapter. Wondering if there is a fork I could swap, that would hopefully be inexpensive for my "obsolete" Mukluk.

    Alternately, anyone have a ballpark on what an LBS might charge to re-lace to a new hub? Shot my usual shop an email, but haven't heard back.

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    Sorry, failed to mention I was hoping to find a rigid fork. Don't really have much use for suspension on the fat bike.

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    PM me, I might have what you need. I'll check when I get home from work tonight.
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    Surly does.
    Just checked to make sure.
    Look under "Old Forks" but not sure about availability however.
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    Carver makes one.

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    Thanks guys, the Carver looks like a decent option. The Sarma ones all appear to be out of stock unfortunately.

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    My buddy has had a Carver on his bike for about seven years. Been flawless.

    I would swap hubs in a wheel like that for 35 bucks. Hopefully the spokes would be the same or that would be like another 27.

    I had to make an adapter exactly like you did a long time ago for my son. I just spot faced the areas around the bolt holes. Worked perfectly. He was small at the time. Now he weighs 205 pounds. Not so sure I'd do it now.
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    Yea, I bought a 2 pack of the adapters on Amazon and tossed one of them in my drill press and used a flat counterbore to DIY spot face it (don't have a mill). It's close to half the depth of the adapter itself, and while I only weigh 145lb or so that still seems a bit much.

    I'm probably going to just do whatever is most economical, which is probably taking the hub off the old wheel I guess. Only bought new wheels because it was a good price, not necessarily looking to put a ton of cash into what is probably my least ridden bike.

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    I don't have the fork I thought. Mine is tapered, sorry.
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    I THINK the non offset Surly Moonlander fork might have front brake spacing.

    Cheaper to swap hubs though.

    Nope. Just checked. Takes a rear hub. Kinda makes no sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by majack View Post
    I don't have the fork I thought. Mine is tapered, sorry.
    No worries, looks like I've got a couple options at least.

    According to the Surly spec sheet the Moonlander fork using rear disc spacing, same as my Enabler fork. I just need to double check to make sure the old hub and new rim are both 32h.

    My Mukluk has been sitting on the stand for probably a month now due to a wheel swap, this is life with a 1 year old...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    I THINK the non offset Surly Moonlander fork might have front brake spacing.

    Cheaper to swap hubs though.

    Nope. Just checked. Takes a rear hub. Kinda makes no sense.

    Surly was always all about rear brake spacing, so that you could use any existing rear hub on either end of their bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee View Post
    Surly was always all about rear brake spacing, so that you could use any existing rear hub on either end of their bikes.
    Yeah... Think about it though. Why put rear brake spacing on a symmetrical fork. It's not like the wheel can be used in the rear on a Pugs or Moonlander.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    Yeah... Think about it though. Why put rear brake spacing on a symmetrical fork. It's not like the wheel can be used in the rear on a Pugs or Moonlander.
    True.

    But if they made one of their forks rear and others front, they'd get crucified by a different crowd.

    Sorta can't win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee View Post
    True.

    But if they made one of their forks rear and others front, they'd get crucified by a different crowd.

    Sorta can't win.
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    When I ground down an adapter years ago I too was worried about the thickness of material left. Until I looked at how much material there was around the bolts that go through the adapter. It was about the same. So I decided if it's good enough around the bolts it's probably good enough in the ground area as well. Rode it for awhile that way with no issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    Yeah... Think about it though. Why put rear brake spacing on a symmetrical fork. It's not like the wheel can be used in the rear on a Pugs or Moonlander.
    In the very early days it was hard to find a 135 front spaced hub. But yeah they and Salsa held onto the rear spacing for awhile after they needed to.
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