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    Default Looking for tapered Colnago C59 Fork

    F86F4670-7AA6-43B5-B9C5-D8BF5348EE24.jpgMy independent mechanic has another customer that cracked his Colnago C59 1 1/8 to 1 1/4 tapered fork w/190mm steerer. He contacted Colnago to be refused a discounted replacement fork because he did not buy it from an authorized dealer (to his surprise). So they were quoting him about $1K shipped.

    We found a barely used one in Australia that then sold before he could connect with seller. I’ll be damned if I can find a replacement, anywhere. Any thoughts on where else to look?
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    Default Re: Looking for tapered Colnago C59 Fork

    Sorry for awkward photo posting, did it from my phone.

    Would also add that he would take a fork any color, or a suggested replacement. Problem in getting a nonColonago replacement is that in all the geometry literature I could find the fork rake was never published.
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    Default Re: Looking for tapered Colnago C59 Fork

    Why can't you measure the length and rake on the cracked fork?
     

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    Default Re: Looking for tapered Colnago C59 Fork

    43mm I think. I don't know. 43mm rake fork and geometry wizardry on the rest of the frame.

    You'll want to hear that from others here though.
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    Default Re: Looking for tapered Colnago C59 Fork

    I would take a shot and ask Mike Perry at meastro-uk.com -
     

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    Default Re: Looking for tapered Colnago C59 Fork

    Quote Originally Posted by bontie View Post
    I would take a shot and ask Mike Perry at meastro-uk.com -
    I was about to say the same thing. Mike at Maestro is solid
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    Default Re: Looking for tapered Colnago C59 Fork

    Thanks, all! Mike responded right back and still looking. The C59 tapered fork appears to have been a one year rarity. Prior years it was a straight 1 1/8 then the C60 came in with a crown race to 1 1/2.

    PS. Mike added to look into using a carbon Columbus fork as a replacement.
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    Default Re: Looking for tapered Colnago C59 Fork

    If I am understanding which for is being sought, the Colnago fork reminds me an awful lot of the 3T Rigida.





    Well maybe not so much.

    If you want to find an actual replacement, you might contact R&A Cycles in NYC (Brooklyn). They have a lot of Colnagos and plenty from previous years. Not sure if you'll find any deals there though.

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    Default Re: Looking for tapered Colnago C59 Fork

    Can't swap bearings to make a 1 1/8" straight work?

    What about repairing the carbon?
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    Default Re: Looking for tapered Colnago C59 Fork

    Quote Originally Posted by Gradient View Post
    Thanks, all! Mike responded right back and still looking. The C59 tapered fork appears to have been a one year rarity. Prior years it was a straight 1 1/8 then the C60 came in with a crown race to 1 1/2.

    PS. Mike added to look into using a carbon Columbus fork as a replacement.
    The C59's predecessor, the EPS, also has a 1 1/8 to 1 1/4 tapered fork. The EPS fork actually has more tire clearance so is the more desirable of the two.
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    Default Re: Looking for tapered Colnago C59 Fork

    Again, thanks all. Yes that 3T is in the running. Have considered the straight 1 1/8 adaptor. It many of the crowns have less the overall width making the head tube look even more oversized. Will look into EPS fork and give R&A a call.
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