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    are there any forks available with 483 mm axle to crown and a straight steer tube?

    I am looking for a fork with 483 mm axle to crown with a straight 1-1/8" steer tube. Are there any available out there?

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    are there any forks available with 483 mm axle to crown and a straight steer tube?

    Surly Krampus meets those specs exactly.

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    Sorry, I did not provide enough info. Needs to fit a 82 mm rim with a 4.7x26 fat tire. Prefer a 135mm qr front hub compatibility, but i'm not sure if that will be possible any more with all the more current standards becoming more prevalent.

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    I'd be interested in a fork to these specs also, however I haven't found anything that has the same geo as the Krampus fork with 135mm dropouts.

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    Alt of the new suspension corrected frames that are designed around the bluto have that axle to crown measurement, unfortunately all of the forks that I have seen require a tapered head tube, which my mukluk does not have.

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    Davis Carver (bikeman.com) would probably make whatever you wanted out of titanium, but it's pretty expensive (about $400). Walt (waltworks.blogspot.com) could make a steel one for a little less, maybe, but the wait is long.
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    Does anybody know if the ice cream truck fork has a tapered steerer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98srx6 View Post
    Does anybody know if the ice cream truck fork has a tapered steerer?
    Yes.
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    What has surly come to be. Producing a fork that can not be used with older outdated frames...

    Guess they drank the non-compatibility koolaid from most of the other manufacturers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98srx6 View Post
    Does anybody know if the ice cream truck fork has a tapered steerer?
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    Yes.
    Dammit! Was hoping to fat front my Krampus on the cheap.

    Really hoping someone steps up with a 483mm 1-1/8" fat fork. Not holding my breath.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ferrstein View Post
    Dammit! Was hoping to fat front my Krampus on the cheap.

    Really hoping someone steps up with a 483mm 1-1/8" fat fork. Not holding my breath.
    If surly has given up on straight steerers on their forks, you can just about rest assured that everybody else has as well.

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    It does exist, Soma Battleaxe- Soma Battleaxe Fat Bike Fork
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    Quote Originally Posted by 98srx6 View Post
    What has surly come to be. Producing a fork that can not be used with older outdated frames...

    Guess they drank the non-compatibility koolaid from most of the other manufacturers.
    Give 'em a break. They sell 17 aftermarket forks and every one is 1 1/8" steerer. Not to mention the correct A to C and axle for the bikes they go on.

    When the ICT comes out they'll have 1 fork out of 18 that doesn't fit an 1 1/8" HT.

    They've hardly screwed anyone and I don't want to buy a bike that's stuck in last decade just so 10 people can jack the front ends of their old bikes up with a fork that's longer than stock.

    The important thing Surly does is stock parts so you can keep your older bike going and are not forced to buy a new one because you trashed your fork for example.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vikb View Post
    Give 'em a break. They sell 17 aftermarket forks and every one is 1 1/8" steerer. Not to mention the correct A to C and axle for the bikes they go on.

    When the ICT comes out they'll have 1 fork out of 18 that doesn't fit an 1 1/8" HT.

    They've hardly screwed anyone and I don't want to buy a bike that's stuck in last decade just so 10 people can jack the front ends of their old bikes up with a fork that's longer than stock.

    The important thing Surly does is stock parts so you can keep your older bike going and are not forced to buy a new one because you trashed your fork for example.
    My previous post was unsuccessfully semi-sarcastic. I actually agree with you, although I was hopeful as it would benefit myself (I'm 1 of the 10 dummys that can't seem to leave things as they are meant to be).

    But, the next big question is; with surly using tapered steerers, will their next step be to use press fit bb's??

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98srx6 View Post
    But, the next big question is; with surly using tapered steerers, will their next step be to use press fit bb's??
    ICT DOES use PF BB.
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    Sarcasm needs a at the end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky View Post
    ICT DOES use PF BB.
    oh boy...

    carbon frame is next I suppose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98srx6 View Post
    oh boy...

    carbon frame is next I suppose.
    I doubt it. QBP has Salsa for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky View Post
    It does exist, Soma Battleaxe- Soma Battleaxe Fat Bike Fork
    Perfect! This'll fat-front my Krampus perfectly. Even better for an ECR - the difference in length from stock will make up for the smaller diameter fat tire (in relation to the 29x3 Knard).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ferrstein View Post
    Perfect! This'll fat-front my Krampus perfectly.
    That's why I have the info on it saved as well, that is if I don't go back to full fat instead! OR do both.
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