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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:29 am 

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Hi all - sorry if this has been covered before on the forum, but I'm a bit new here!

I recently bought a NOS Gunnar Roadie frame from my local bike shop; it's an older model, with the more traditional geometry and what appears to be a 1" headtube.

I'd like to put a full-carbon fork on the Roadie, as I'll be using it for training and a bit of racing. Unfortunately, 1" threadless full carbon forks are getting VERY hard to find. I've been looking for the discontinued 1" threadless EC90SL fork with no luck so far; this seems to be the best match for the Roadie's geometry, with 43mm rake and ~365mm axle to crown.

I've been able to find at least one other 1" threadless full carbon fork that's currently in production and available: the Columbus Minimal fork. (See here: I've heard pretty good things about the fork, but it's only available in 45mm rake with a ~370mm axle to crown.

So, a couple questions: first, has anyone found any other 1" carbon fork options that work well with the Roadie geometry? Second, if I were to go with a Columbus Minimal, how would this affect the handling of the Gunnar? Is 2mm of difference in rake going to make that big of a difference?

PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 8:27 pm 

Joined: Sat Mar 03, 2007 7:37 pm
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I've run a Reynolds Ouzo Pro with 40 mm of rake pretty successfully. I'm not sure if you can get them new anymore, but they're always popping up on ebay.

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