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I have a 1997 Colnago Master Light with 1inch Steel Forks. Looks great an all, however I really don't like the quill stems. As a clyde, they flex too much. I want to go with a more modern stem.

Anyone know where I can find such a thing? Carbon Fiber is ok (steel steerer tube though).
 

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Call Hans Schneider at (936) 291-1764. He builds custom steel frames and forks. He also does repair work on high end steel and CF bikes. He has done a lot of work on Colnagos and has several in his shop now he's working on. He will know the specs need for your fork..
 

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Einstruzende said:
I have a 1997 Colnago Master Light with 1inch Steel Forks. Looks great an all, however I really don't like the quill stems. As a clyde, they flex too much. I want to go with a more modern stem.

Anyone know where I can find such a thing? Carbon Fiber is ok (steel steerer tube though).
WHy not just get a Colnago fork? I have a Colnago Flash (cheapest carbon) on my MXL and it works fine with a 1" King headset and ITM Big One stem. Are you saying COlnago no longer makes 1" at all?

I see the Flash in 1" at cbike for $400:

http://www.cbike.com/col-fork.htm
 

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many possibilities...

Just about all brands canstill be had with a 1" steerer, although only the least expensive will use a steel steering tube. Some may only be available with an aluminum steerer, if you don't want carbon.

http://www.reynoldscomposites.com/en/OuzoComp.htm

http://www.truetemper.com/performance_tubing/cs20.asp

http://www.lookcycle.com/v3/fiche.php?product_id=49&cat=cadres-fourches&lang=en

You can even get a chromed steel fork from Colnago, if desired.

http://www.maestro-uk.com/colnago-components.asp
 

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Thanks for the info. I searched for Colnago forks but couldn't actually find a place to buy them.

I may not have been clear, however I already have a chromed Colnago steel fork that is threaded. I want to go threadless, and just figured that there were no such thing as threadless steel forks.

I labeled this thread wrong I think.

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Wow...look at the prices on those Colnago forks. $400 to $900 for a fork! Hell I only paid $900 for the frame :D
 
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Thanks for the info. I searched for Colnago forks but couldn't actually find a place to buy them.

I may not have been clear, however I already have a chromed Colnago steel fork that is threaded. I want to go threadless, and just figured that there were no such thing as threadless steel forks.

I labeled this thread wrong I think.

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Wow...look at the prices on those Colnago forks. $400 to $900 for a fork! Hell I only paid $900 for the frame :D

Same answer, any of the custom builders will build you a threadless steel fork. I had one built to go with the Curtlo I just took delivery of - cost $190 with the frame, will be more without the frame certainly. No magic to whether it is 1 inch or 1 1/8 inch - if you have the bike, then have the builder put a 1 inch steerer on it. Threadless in fact is easier for the builder to make since they don't have to cut the threads on the steer tube.
 

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Wow...look at the prices on those Colnago forks. $400 to $900 for a fork! Hell I only paid $900 for the frame :D
Hey...that Colnago sticker on it is worth big $$...just like buying parts for a Mercedes is gonna cost you more than buying parts for a Honda.
 

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Einstruzende said:
I have a 1997 Colnago Master Light with 1inch Steel Forks. Looks great an all, however I really don't like the quill stems. As a clyde, they flex too much. I want to go with a more modern stem.

Anyone know where I can find such a thing? Carbon Fiber is ok (steel steerer tube though).
Allan Wanta built me a very nice 1" steel fork a few years ago for $175. At 6'6", 250lb, I guess you know that I am a Clyde as well. The fork is beefy but not punishing, light but not delicate. I recommend him highly, as long as you are not super-picky about the little details - I asked for sparkly paint, and it came through with shiny-but-not-sparkly paint. I also asked for clearance for 37mm tires with fenders, and the fork came through with clearance for 34mm tires with fenders. He told me about the clearance issue before he shipped the fork to make sure I was cool with it. He used the best fork-crown he had available, but it did not leave quite as much room as I had originally requested.

http://www.wanta.homestead.com/firstpage.html

Yers,

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Ask a builder if he can cut the treads off the existing fork and weld a threadless extension to it. Might need an internal sleeve, might not. Welds are as strong as the metal itself.

Not sure if this would work but I have considered asking a builder if he thought it was a good idea or not.

I would love a little more stack height and don't want to replace my stock fork.
 

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GVH bikes has a few NOS one inch threadless steel forks for 50$ each-a red and a yellow Casati and a blue Basso with uncut 305mm steerers.I have already purchased some of the NOS steel forks from GVH and have been very pleased.Look under "Misc. Components"on the website.
 

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I'll pitch in for the carbon Martec forks from Chucksbikes.com also. I have one, and so does a friend, and absolutely no problems at all with them. You can get either cromo or alu steerers, both for a great price, and they are great to deal with.
 
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