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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 5:04 pm 
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I've got a pair of Time straight leg carbon fibre 1" forks with threaded steerer?
I'm considering buying some (new) chrome forks to replace these on a bike but if I cant get the money from these to fund the whole job including having the race fitted to the new fork then I'll keep it as is.
What can I expect to get for the Time ones & where can I get some spanky new chrome ones in 1"(dont have to be threaded BTW)?
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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 8:01 pm 
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I think a lot of people are very nervous about buying secondhand carbon forks in case the've had a heavy shunt and been sold on as the owner lost confidence.

Threaded carbon forks are quite unusual too! I guess that they are steel steerer?


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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 8:17 pm 
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There's not really a big market for used composite forks - expect you'd muster £25 - ironically, at that time people were ditching their old, heavy steelies for expensive carbon. I was watching on old pair of Gios steel forks on ebay the other night that went for a healthy £104 - more than the price I paid for a whole Gios!


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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 8:26 pm 
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monty dog wrote:
There's not really a big market for used composite forks - expect you'd muster £25 - ironically, at that time people were ditching their old, heavy steelies for expensive carbon. I was watching on old pair of Gios steel forks on ebay the other night that went for a healthy £104 - more than the price I paid for a whole Gios!

Bugger :( , the forks & bike have barely been used, I really thought I'd get more than that. Oh well just have to stick with what's on.
BTW getting a Gios for less than £104 kudos to you(actually I mean lucky so & so 8) :lol: )


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