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    Rigid fork

    Salsa or Surly

    For a '95 Stumpjumper, repurposed as a beer/errand bike.

    Which would you use?

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    The cheaper one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p nut
    The cheaper one.
    Yep, save money on the fork and buy more/better beer.

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    salsa

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    Be sure to pick the correct axle-to-crown length, the Surly 1x1 has two options:
    http://surlybikes.com/parts/1x1_fork/

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    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    Man, grab a cheap aluminum fork off the bay. Lighter and you're on streets anyhow.

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    For real! What ever is cheapest for you in this case. Spend left over funding on more beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smaxor
    salsa
    Why?

    Quote Originally Posted by umarth
    Man, grab a cheap aluminum fork off the bay. Lighter and you're on streets anyhow.
    Noooo
    Get off the couch and ride! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Natedogz
    Noooo
    What the problem is? He's using the bike as an in-town beater. Any fork that will physically mount up should suffice. AC length, rake---who cares?

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    $50 Dimension fork off FeeBay or Amazon. Call it a life.

    FWIW, I have a Surly 1X1 so I can get a fat tire on there if I wanted to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion
    $50 Dimension fork off FeeBay or Amazon. Call it a life....
    Dimension fork isn't suspension corrected, a suspension corrected 1x1 Surly fork costs ~$60....

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    You guys just missed out. Soul Cycles had a clearance sale (ended about 2 weeks ago) and I picked up a suspension corrected fork for 9 bucks (msrp $65). They had 26" and 29" 4130 chromoly. Light and stiff. Here is a pic...



    That's the best picture I have right now.

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    If it's a beer/errand bike why opt to spend extra cashola on the Salsa? I don't understand the logic of choice. umarth nailed it.

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    Listen! I would choose fat

    A rigid fork is light if it is not insane. I would choose a fork that is compatible with the fattest tires because that is the only way to get some suspension when needed. A rigid fork and the Endomorph tire, for example.

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