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cervelo, crashed forks.....

speshstevespeshsteve Posts: 352
edited October 2014 in Road buying advice
so my r5 has a tapered fork 1-1/8 x 1-3/8 inch......does anyone know if i can source forks with these dimensions? Is my frame effectively trashed because i can't buy direct replacement forks? :roll:
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  • domgearsdomgears Posts: 134
    You will probably find that they are 3T Funda Team forks, readily available but perhaps not in a matching colour scheme, you could also upgrade if you wanted to the 3T Rigida LTD forks, lighter and stiffer.
  • unfortunately they are 1-1/8 tapered to 1-1/4 only so don't fit :(
    My Marmotte 2012 Blog:
    http://steve-lamarmotte2012.blogspot.com/
    cervelo R5 VWD
    Spesh Roubaix
    Genesis Equilibrium
    Spesh FSR Stumpy Expert
    Spesh M4 Stumpy
    Brompton SL2
    Giant TCX
    Canyon Grandcanyon 29er
  • lawrenceslawrences Posts: 1,011
    Can't Cervelo help you?
  • racingcondorracingcondor Posts: 1,434
    Is the fork actually tapered or just the bearings that are a different size? Tapered head tubes usually just mean a bigger (more load bearing) bearing at the bottom, the steerer itself is still a plain round tube.

    Either way given the hassle of fork rake and the various options there I'd take it to a decent bike shop and ask for help.
  • yep the steerer is tapered and its a specific fit to cervelo as they believe 1-1/8 x 1-1/4 is inferior......sounds similar to bbright!!!

    i have managed to track down an sl cervelo fork so hopefully that will turn up next week......proprietary standards suck!

    give me english threaded bb's and standard steerers....how i long for the old days
    My Marmotte 2012 Blog:
    http://steve-lamarmotte2012.blogspot.com/
    cervelo R5 VWD
    Spesh Roubaix
    Genesis Equilibrium
    Spesh FSR Stumpy Expert
    Spesh M4 Stumpy
    Brompton SL2
    Giant TCX
    Canyon Grandcanyon 29er
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