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Silly question, but are forks in any way cut to size during the installation process? Is there any reason, other than steerer tube diameter (or wheel size, obviously), why I wouldn't be able to transfer a fork currently fitted to one road bike to a different road bike?
 
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Yes - steerer tube is cut depending on the height of the head tube. Many newer forks also use a tapered steerer, so will only work in a frame with tapered head tube (but you may be able to get a conversion headset to mate a tapered head tube with a non-tapered steerer fork).

Assuming the tapered head tube/steerer issue is moot, if it's for the same rider, planning on achieving the same final bar height, adding or removing spacers below your stem as required should sort you out whether or not the head tube height is identical between the bikes. Some forks are also designed for a bike with 'integrated' headset bearings and may look odd on a bike with a skinny head tube, but will still work.

HTH
 
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rgmerk said:
Silly question, but are forks in any way cut to size during the installation process? Is there any reason, other than steerer tube diameter (or wheel size, obviously), why I wouldn't be able to transfer a fork currently fitted to one road bike to a different road bike?

Forks are also made with different rakes and when combined with a certain frame headtube angle, can have an effect on handling. If the frames are similar, probably not a big deal.
 
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Thanks everyone.

The motivation was whether it's practical to take the fork off my bike and put it on a friend's.

Sounds all a bit hard in the end.
 

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