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     tomlevell updated 12 years ago 3 Members · 9 Posts
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  • arran25

    Member
    4 January 2009 at 11:45 am

    Hey i have some really old Colnago front forks from my Colnago Master Oylmpic road bike which are starting to look knackered. I need to buy some new forks but i am not to sure what front forks are the best to go for? I have about £250 to spend. Can anyone give me some advice on where to look.

    got to be 1″ headtube thanks

  • HarryB

    Member
    4 January 2009 at 12:15 pm

    eBay or ask Mike at Maestro he’s a Colnago expert

  • arran25

    Member
    4 January 2009 at 11:43 pm

    Hey thanks, not really looking for any make, just looking for the best for conformability plus lightweight. A friend said something about a Onda fork but can’t find them anywhere.

  • HarryB

    Member
    5 January 2009 at 7:28 am

    Hey thanks, not really looking for any make, just looking for the best for conformability plus lightweight. A friend said something about a Onda fork but can’t find them anywhere.

    OK, don’t take this the wrong way but if it was possible to come up with a fork that was the exact opposite of what you want then your friend has done it. He obvioulsy knows nothing at all about bikes. And I mean nothing.

    The Onda is a carbon form made by Pinarello and it’s on my bike a Prince. It won’t fit your bike and even if it did it would look stupid and would probably break. Apart from that it would be fine.

  • tomlevell

    Member
    5 January 2009 at 9:34 am

    If it fits why would it break?

    As his requirement is for a fork how is the Onda the exact opposite of what he wants?

    I’m with you on the looking daft though.

    Anyway assuming your bike is a good few years old it probably has a threaded steerer also which would limit your choice.

    Or you can swap to a plain steerer and aheadset but you’ll also need a new headset and stem to fit it. If it’s a plain steerer then your laughing.

    Either go into a decent bike shop or if you want to do it yourself you can probably get something from these online shops

    http://www.parker-international.co.uk/

    http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/

    http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/

  • HarryB

    Member
    5 January 2009 at 10:51 am

    It won’t fit. It’s for an integrated headset, it’s totally wrong. And if he got it to fit somehow it would PROBABLY break. Note probably being the operative word here which is why I put probably and not definitely in my original post.

  • tomlevell

    Member
    5 January 2009 at 1:38 pm

    It won’t fit your bike and even if it did it would look stupid and would probably break

    If it did fit it wouldn’t break other than due to equipment failure or a crash.

  • HarryB

    Member
    5 January 2009 at 1:50 pm

    It won’t fit your bike and even if it did it would look stupid and would probably break

    If it did fit it wouldn’t break other than due to equipment failure or a crash.

    You got my point entirely you are just being your usual foolish and pedantic self.

    The point I was making is that his mate had given him totally useless advice. That still stands.

  • tomlevell

    Member
    6 January 2009 at 1:48 pm

    So instead of suggesting people who may have been misquoted know nothing at all why don’t you be helpful and suggest some decent makes of fork that might fit.

    I have no idea who makes good aftermarket road forks in carbon or metal in 1″.

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