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    I bought another Nobilette GT, this time it was a Shaklee team bike from 1997 and it's fillet brazed 853. It comes with a threaded carbon fork which was the fashion in 97. I originally wanted to have GAAP make me a threadless steel fork along with a new paintjob for the frame. Now I'm thinking of a Wound Up fork. Has anyone had experience with a painted Wound Up fork. I was thinking of leaving the crown silver but having the legs painted to match the frame along with a silver headset and silver Ritchey parts. It may not ride any different than the orginal fork, but I want threadless to use current parts.
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    Hampco has done at least one painted Wound Up, with a polished crown no less. Steve could probably tell you more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zetroc View Post
    Hampco has done at least one painted Wound Up, with a polished crown no less. Steve could probably tell you more.

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    Thanks. It's a good look. I'm thinking candy apple red with white decals. The Hampsten is subtle, I'm going for "looks fast standing still".
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    I built this frame for myself about 7 years ago, the fork was painted.

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    My new-to-me Hampsten single-speed has a Wound Up fork. Looks great. Far be it from me to question the choice of the builder. I don't know why he specced this fork but he did and I assume it's a good choice. I'm not crazy about the aesthetics of the fork but if Steve thinks it's better than the alternative that's good enough for me. If it were a new build and he supported the idea, I'd personally probably go with a steel fork (something to consider for the Shaklee bike in question BTW) but this one works well on this welded frame.

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    Wound Ups are great forks. Not the lightest thing out there, but damn stiff and fit the look when installed on a steel or ti frame. Can look a bit overwhelmed on large tube alu or carbon frames, but that is a taste thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by musgravecycles View Post
    I built this frame for myself about 7 years ago, the fork was painted.
    Man, I have always just dug the shit out of that bike. It just Looks Right.

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    Wound Up are effin amazing forks...I had mine painted by Brian at Circle A, but I wanted also the chrome covered
    he did an awesome job
    BTW, if you need one, mine is for sale in the classified :)

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    Default Re: Wound Up forks

    Here's another Hampco painted Wound Up:

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    IMO the wound-up fork is the best descending fork ever. My newer bikes have an Ouzo Pro Lite and Enve 2.0 respectively which are much lighter and handle fine, but everytime I ride the WU I'm reminded of what a fine handling fork it is.

    Here's a pic of my steel Espresso with a painted WU.
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    ^^ The above Zero was a demon-descender also.
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    Default Re: Wound Up forks

    I have their 1" all carbon versions...., anyone know their recommended torque value/rating re the compression plug. I have an email into them currently but have yet to hear back. Thanks!
    ps I'm using one of the FSA 1 bolt compression plugs with thread on top cap. Thanks again.

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    Painted Wound Ups are great. I have various versions on a Waterford (1st bike in the Waterford/Paramount Gallery), an old Klein now city bike, and an aluminum Hampsten Strada Bianca ("likely the only one in existence"-SH) pics if you search older posts on his blog.

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    Default Re: Wound Up forks

    Another painted Wound-Up. I really like this fork. At some point I'll go outside and take pictures in lower light so the logos don't get blown out.


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    Quote Originally Posted by musgravecycles View Post
    I built this frame for myself about 7 years ago, the fork was painted.
    This bike is just so right. Can you share the dimensions.

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    62st x 60tt
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    Default Re: Wound Up forks

    Depends on the thicknes of the steerer, and the type of the plug.

    On average, a 6-7nm is good enough to keep it steady.
    An headset spacer that fits snug on the steerer, will give you an idea of the stretch of the steerer when the plug gets tightened, as it may not slide easy then
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