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    Default Unpainted Carbon Forks - only acceptable with Ti now?

    Anyone think this look can rock with a steel or alu frame in these days of colour co-ordination?

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    Default Re: Unpainted Carbon Forks - only acceptable with Ti now?

    Yes totally.

    And those who think otherwise are clearly delusional as to why it should matter.

    Play on with un painted carbon fork.

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    gosh I hope so because the fork on my mootry is naked and I wouldn't want to run afoul of proper colourway rules...

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    Default Re: Unpainted Carbon Forks - only acceptable with Ti now?

    Yeah - my PMs have unpainted forks. I think they look fine. I guess I'm also braking some rules by having a saddle bag, frame pump and tail light on there. It also isn't in the big ring, bottles are mismatched and it doesn't have a level top tube. Fuck it - I'm not sitting at the cool kids lunch table anyhow.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PJN View Post
    Yeah - my PMs have unpainted forks. I think they look fine. I guess I'm also braking some rules by having a saddle bag, frame pump and tail light on there. It also isn't in the big ring, bottles are mismatched and it doesn't have a level top tube. Fuck it - I'm not sitting at the cool kids lunch table anyhow.
    Except for the frame pump, my PM is set up identically to yours. I'll join you at your lunch table

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    Default Re: Unpainted Carbon Forks - only acceptable with Ti now?

    Quote Originally Posted by baldbones View Post
    Anyone think this look can rock with a steel or alu frame in these days of colour co-ordination?
    Unless your social circle is a bunch of middle school girls, all that matters is whether you like it.

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    Default Re: Unpainted Carbon Forks - only acceptable with Ti now?

    Few of the team bikes last year had unpainted forks. I like me a painted fork, personally, but there's something about the non-matching forks that reminds me of pro bikes from the 90's... and that's sort of cool.

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    Default Re: Unpainted Carbon Forks - only acceptable with Ti now?

    taking issue with fork color is....


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    Default Re: Unpainted Carbon Forks - only acceptable with Ti now?

    I have a matte carbon Alpha Q fork on my bike. I like it.
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    Default Re: Unpainted Carbon Forks - only acceptable with Ti now?

    unpainted carbon forks are just as good as the ones with paint on them.
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    Default Re: Unpainted Carbon Forks - only acceptable with Ti now?

    I've paid the upcharge (which I didn't understand) to have the fork on my IF painted black on a "burnt orange" Crown Jewel, and it was a steel fork on a steel bike. Forks should be black. Carbon forks should look like carbon. Black, it's not just for carbon...

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    Default Re: Unpainted Carbon Forks - only acceptable with Ti now?

    nothing is or ever will be wrong with a black fork.

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    Default Re: Unpainted Carbon Forks - only acceptable with Ti now?

    This works quite well.
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    Default Re: Unpainted Carbon Forks - only acceptable with Ti now?

    Yay, we got our own lunch table

    "Unless your social circle is a bunch of middle school girls, all that matters is whether you like it" - a tad harsh

    Maybe I wasn't clear , I DO like it
    and er this kinda is my interweb social circle!

    You just don't see so many nowadays even on Pegs...

    Thanks all

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    Default Re: Unpainted Carbon Forks - only acceptable with Ti now?

    ps - i do like the look. feels just as purposeful as unpainted stems.
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    Default Re: Unpainted Carbon Forks - only acceptable with Ti now?

    I like carbon forks with Ti or unpainted stainless, painted otherwise for my taste. For me, the aesthetics of Pegorettis have improved drastically since they started coming with matching forks. The unpainted Ouzo Pros kinda stick out badly on a lot of the older ones I've seen.

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    Default Re: Unpainted Carbon Forks - only acceptable with Ti now?

    Why bother painting any of it?


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    Default Re: Unpainted Carbon Forks - only acceptable with Ti now?

    how's this?
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    i also have the steel fork that came with it which is painted to match

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    Default Re: Unpainted Carbon Forks - only acceptable with Ti now?

    Unpainted Alpha Q on wife's Luna:




    Unpainted Ouzo Pro on my Tetra (red parts are all gone, that was sooooo 2003...):




    Easton on a Moooooootry:



    Sometimes you let the effbuilder do that voo doo that he doo and your fork comes colored:



    http://jancurran.smugmug.com/Cycling...ling0407-M.jpg


    Parlee I built up for my dad:




    Of course the best forks are the ones on bikes that get lots ridden so.....

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    Default Re: Unpainted Carbon Forks - only acceptable with Ti now?

    Quote Originally Posted by PJN View Post
    Yeah - my PMs have unpainted forks. I think they look fine. I guess I'm also braking some rules by having a saddle bag, frame pump and tail light on there. It also isn't in the big ring, bottles are mismatched and it doesn't have a level top tube. Fuck it - I'm not sitting at the cool kids lunch table anyhow.

    You also have a compact bar and too many spacers above your stem. And are those clinchers?

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