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Offline AwesomeCB

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Seeking guidance on fork tubes, thanks
« on: October 09, 2018, 03:24:05 am »
Time has come to replace a pair of rusty fork tubes. Looking around I see one set for about $100 Sudco and another $200+ Forks by Frank, plus a variety of other unknown brands in between on eBay and elsewhere. I really don't want to buy solely on price and I'm hoping someone here has some buying guidance on a particular brand or tips on what to look for (one guy's chrome looks like another's so it's impossible for me to discern any differences). Thanks in advance.
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Re: Seeking guidance on fork tubes, thanks
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2018, 03:33:37 am »
Franks forks are the best quality.
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Re: Seeking guidance on fork tubes, thanks
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2018, 05:29:17 am »
 As seen from a members recent purchase of some rear shocks that were not the same as the picture I think we  can conclude that some sellers pictures may be worthless  ;)  Franks has been or was around forever and have a good rep.

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Re: Seeking guidance on fork tubes, thanks
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2018, 06:28:01 am »
Frank's are nice, but the finish is not the same as stock. The forks from Z1.com or Z1 enterprises are just like stock, and they are in the $120 range as I remember. 

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Re: Seeking guidance on fork tubes, thanks
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2018, 07:22:23 am »
I got mine from CycleX. No complaints here.

http://www.cyclexchange.net/fork_tubes_and_accessories.htm
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Re: Seeking guidance on fork tubes, thanks
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2018, 04:31:49 pm »
 I got some brand X they are beautiful but seem to be a little large OD. IE- breaking my top clamp twice before figuring it out.
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Re: Seeking guidance on fork tubes, thanks
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2018, 06:16:54 pm »
Don..... Mic them
 Keep in mind chrome forks are slippery in the trees, decorative chrome is worse.
 Maybe causing you to clamp harder..
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Re: Seeking guidance on fork tubes, thanks
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2018, 09:22:51 pm »
I got mine at Yamiya, great product.
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