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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 12:39 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi

I am looking for some original Bontrager 1" steerer forks for my 1990 Bonty off road.

Does anyone have some spare ones for sale?

Cheers Rob


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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 1:26 pm 
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some info for you here, and a good read if you are into your Bontragers.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=122110&start=165

Also might help you a bit, if you post in the wanted section here.

viewforum.php?f=3

Good luck with finding some too.... 8)


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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 1:50 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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thanks for the articles and hint.


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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 9:44 am 
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Be aware, stiff is the last thing these forks are. I had a set on my Salsa as standard and had to change them asap due to the blades flailing around under even moderate braking!
I think the crown is just too shallow?


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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 12:13 pm 
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Ok thanks for the hint. I have some excellent Marzocchi bombers on the bike but was thinking rigid forks were more in keeping. I do think at the time you could spec Pace or Rockshock sus forks.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 3:50 am 
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Disco Drive wrote:
Be aware, stiff is the last thing these forks are. I had a set on my Salsa as standard and had to change them asap due to the blades flailing around under even moderate braking!


Agreed.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:54 am 
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I had a set of Bontrager Comps back in the day, and they had way more torsional stiffness than the crappy Orange fork that came with my Clockwork. They did have a bit of fore / aft movement which made the ride a bit more supple than the likes of a Pace RC30. If the legs were flailing around under braking that probably has more to do with brake set up than anything else. The same thing still can happen today on cyclocross forks unless the front exposed brake cable is kept short etc etc..


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:53 am 
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You have a '90 OR? Pics please

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