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Samvan77
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What the Fork!?!?

Postby Samvan77 » Sun Dec 22, 2013 22:04 pm

Hi all,

I have just aquired an unused Boardman Team Carbon Road Frame which I intend to build up to a Pro Carbon spec equivalent. I need a fork though, Halfords have quoted me £144.99 for the correct Boardman fork, my question is - Would it be be worth "forking" out a 145 big ones for the original spec fork or could I get better Value For Money with an aftermarket part? - Or is it better to stick to the original part?

Semantik
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Re: What the Fork!?!?

Postby Semantik » Tue Dec 24, 2013 00:44 am

Samvan77 wrote:Hi all,

I have just aquired an unused Boardman Team Carbon Road Frame which I intend to build up to a Pro Carbon spec equivalent. I need a fork though, Halfords have quoted me £144.99 for the correct Boardman fork, my question is - Would it be be worth "forking" out a 145 big ones for the original spec fork or could I get better Value For Money with an aftermarket part? - Or is it better to stick to the original part?



Nah!

This will do instead:

http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/road-t ... oluforr255

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Re: What the Fork!?!?

Postby Samvan77 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 21:48 pm

Cheers, thanks the advice

sebo900
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Re: What the Fork!?!?

Postby sebo900 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 22:09 pm

Does the boardman not have a tapered headtube? I think you would have to get a reducer headset to use that fork with that frame

Semantik
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Re: What the Fork!?!?

Postby Semantik » Mon Jan 13, 2014 23:35 pm

The latest version of the bike may do, but not the version they made for a few years initially. In any case if headtube is tapered, you can still use conventional 1+1/8" fork:
http://velonews.competitor.com/2009/10/ ... ers_100598

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Re: What the Fork!?!?

Postby dwanes » Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:46 pm

Semantik wrote:The latest version of the bike may do, but not the version they made for a few years initially. In any case if headtube is tapered, you can still use conventional 1+1/8" fork:
http://velonews.competitor.com/2009/10/ ... ers_100598


Yeah, but how much is the adapter going to cost?

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Re: What the Fork!?!?

Postby g00se » Wed Jan 15, 2014 14:12 pm

Another options:

http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/road-t ... ibbforr270

And if you don't mind a few paint chips, there are quite a few in their clearance lines:

http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/assets/im ... ce2014.pdf


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