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  • Where to look for 2nd gravel stuff?
  • Premier Icon hollyboni
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    I live in Hungary. Gravel isn’t exactly big here, the second hand market is pretty much non existent for gravel/CX parts.
    In the hopefully near future I’d like to buy a new fork for my Charge Plug, or maybe a new (used) frameset. I thought I would try the UK since the market is much bigger.

    Could you guys recommend me facebook buy&sell groups, or websites where I could find gravel/CX stuff? I know eBay of course, sometimes I see some gravel stuff in the classifieds here, and I also know lfgss. Any other places I should be checking out?
    I tried to search for facebook groups but no luck.

    Premier Icon hollyboni
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    The title meant to say “2nd hand”, whoops…

    Premier Icon trailwagger
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    Ebay

    Premier Icon thisisnotaspoon
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    Bear in mind that there is very little thats cx (or latterly gravel) specific. Its mostly just repurposed road stuff.

    Premier Icon hollyboni
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    Bear in mind that there is very little thats cx (or latterly gravel) specific. Its mostly just repurposed road stuff.

    I’m well aware of that, but as I said i’m mainly looking for a fork. ~400mm AC and clearance for 45mm tyres, so I can’t exactly look at road stuff. You will only see those kinds of forks on CX, gravel, and touring bikes, at least as far as I know.
    If I find a good deal I might just get a frameset, and i’m not looking for a road frameset.

    Premier Icon thisisnotaspoon
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    Is this for the cheap charge plug frames that were on ebay? I think most people struggled to find anything suitable as there are very few straight steeirer disk fork options.

    I think bike discount .de had some listed under touring/trekking?

    Premier Icon hollyboni
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    Is this for the cheap charge plug frames that were on ebay? I think most people struggled to find anything suitable as there are very few straight steeirer disk fork options.

    I think bike discount .de had some listed under touring/trekking?

    Yes. Sadly I know that these kinds of forks are not that common. I’ve been riding the thing for about 2 years now with a Genesis Croix de Fer fork that I bought new on eBay. But i’m 99% sure either the dropouts and/or the brake mounts are out of whack, and i’d like to fix that.

    I’ve seen the bike discount forks. To be honest I don’t trust them that much. While i’m not afraid at all of carbon stuff, sometimes I ride this bike on terrain that it wasn’t exactly meant/designed for. So a no-name trekking carbon fork would kinda freak me out, and anyways that thing is so heavy! Thanks for the tip tho.

    Luckily Surly makes a bunch of forks. I can get a new Surly Straggler Disc fork for ~125 pounds, or a Midnight Special fork for a bit more. But i’ve spent so much money on this build already that I would like to fix the little problems here and there for cheap and then move on. If I could find a nice and decent used fork for around 50-60 i’d be happy. I’ve seen a sold Straggler fork on lfgss for 50 pounds.

    Premier Icon joemmo
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    Premier Icon hollyboni
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    Ah sweet, thanks a lot!

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