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    Reynolds Ouzo Pro Replacement

    My Ouzo Pro is 14 years old and I am thinking it is about time to replace it. Any recommendations on a good replacement for this fork?

    It is going on a steel bike so super light weight is not an issue. Ok with an aluminum steerer.
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    Why do you want to replace it? That's one of the best forks ever made IMO.

    I bought a Litespeed frame years ago and had the choice between an Ouza Pro and a Look HSC2. I made the unfortunate choice of the Look. It had straight legs and looked cool. A few years ago, I refurbished the bike -- everything new except the saddle, seat post and pedals. I looked high and low for a used Ouza Pro fork with 1" steerer. Found one on ebay. The bike rides a lot better than with that Look noodle.

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    Agree. Unless it's damaged leave it alone. I don't believe there's any particular age limit on carbon. I still have carbon forks from the 2001-2 era. Probably better made back then.
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    Thought that carbon would weaken over time faster than steel, etc. Guess I just keep riding it, it is not damaged and never a high speed wreck.
    Fred

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    Don't mess with perfection. You've got nothing to fear about the carbon getting old. Hell, I rode a carbon bike to work that's older than your fork.

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