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80's/90's era Vintage fork with looong steerer - how/where ?

Hello all,

I'm looking for a front fork for a build I've just started - it's a 60cm Cilo - late 80's Reynolds 531. 

Inserting a fork from my other rides and a estimating headset distances I need a 223mm (8.78") steerer tube length  - possibly a snip shorter.

Ideally I'd like a chrome Cilo fork in 531 - but I'm expecting that's an impossible ask.

I'm keen to look at anything really, the more 'era' the better, but I reserve the right to let my aesthetic ideals override any other consideration biggrin

I've looked at ebay, found that 'campagnolo fork' (finds the dropouts), 'reynolds fork' and 'columbus fork' are great search entries as they avoid all the standard taiwanese chrome clones (that are decent workers I guess, but are a last resort).

Anyways, all forks I find are around 180mm on average - too short...

Outside of buying a 60cm frame with fork incl. I'd love any tips as to how to find vintage (chrome) forks with pretty much uncut steerers?

I can use my Battaglin fork, but it would need a cut that would exclude the use of it with it's matching Battaglin frame (that's a bit beaten up anyway) - but I really don't like the idea of adding to the universal entropy of vintage bikes :(

Does anyone have anything?

Any help appreciated

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