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    Jim, I guess not too impressed by discs so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lionel View Post
    Jim, I guess not too impressed by discs so far.
    Too early to tell. Better than the cantilever brakes I had on my Redline.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saab2000 View Post
    Too early to tell. Better than the cantilever brakes I had on my Redline.
    OK, I remember my first ride on hydraulic discs on my MTB, I was convinced in about 3 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lionel View Post
    OK, I remember my first ride on hydraulic discs on my MTB, I was convinced in about 3 minutes.
    Hydraulic would undoubtedly be superior but I didn't want Ultegra Di2 hydraulic (it's not even out yet, is it?) and I didn't want the SRAM either. I'm happy with how it is but there will be some fine tuning and a learning curve with the setup. That would have been the case with hydraulic too.
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    This may just be the 15F weather talking...but does anyone have any thoughts on adding a Pegoretti Falz fork to a steel Crown Jewel? I might even look into getting one painted to match.
    I'd gain a bit more tire clearance, as well as lighten the bike up a bit.
    Please feel free to call me out if this is stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robin3mj View Post
    This may just be the 15F weather talking...but does anyone have any thoughts on adding a Pegoretti Falz fork to a steel Crown Jewel? I might even look into getting one painted to match.
    I'd gain a bit more tire clearance, as well as lighten the bike up a bit.
    Please feel free to call me out if this is stupid.
    I dunno... that's pretty much a perfect bike...
    Some considerations -
    Apparently the falz clears 25's but enve clears 28's.
    Both may have a shorter length than your IF Unicrown meaning the front end drops a few mm - may or may not be a big deal to you

    I'd leave it as is. Its dreamy.

    IMHO

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    I'd leave it as is as well but if you really feel the itch I'd get in touch with the IF folks to ask them their recommendation and how it would affect handling. That's a sweet ride and I'm a steel fork fan but carbon forks do go well with welded steel frames. Is that a 1" or 1.125"?
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    The Falz does not have great tire clearance.

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    I find the IF fork to be visually unappealing, so I'd not have to look hard for a reason to replace it.

    But I'd probably replace it with an Igleheart segmented road fork, not a Falz.

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    I, too, am not enamored by the uni that IF insists on employing; however what you have in your possession is a frameset. Why break up the marriage for a quickie? Keep the fork that IF created for that frame and spend your money on a wax and maybe some mouthwash. Trust me on this one.

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    Whilst this ^^ may be true, there's many an IF that's happily married to an Enve (and others), and the Falz was designed to work with steel frames...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichTheRoadie View Post
    Whilst this ^^ may be true, there's many an IF that's happily married to an Enve (and others), and the Falz was designed to work with steel frames...
    I didn't realize that Dario made one-off Falzs' with specific leg length, steerer diameter and rake to plug into a made-to-measure IF.

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    ...but as long as all three (well, 2 - I'm sure the steerer diameter isn't an issue) are close enough it'd still be a happy marriage.

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    Thanks gang.

    I do happen to like the aesthetics of the IF steel fork- was just noodling on how a different fork might change it.
    And if I go down this path, I would definitely locate the build sheet and run it by the Newmarket crew before I did anything.

    What is most likely however, is that eventually the snow in Chicago will melt, I will forget we even had this conversation, and I will continue riding the snot out of the bike as is.

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    Beautiful bike! You can always just buy the carbon fork and keep the old one, and use it in the winter. On my Desalvo I had the fork he made and a carbon easton slx fork. Every spring I would switch out the steel for the carbon one and it would knock a pound and a half off the bike...

    Quote Originally Posted by robin3mj View Post
    Thanks gang.

    I do happen to like the aesthetics of the IF steel fork- was just noodling on how a different fork might change it.
    And if I go down this path, I would definitely locate the build sheet and run it by the Newmarket crew before I did anything.

    What is most likely however, is that eventually the snow in Chicago will melt, I will forget we even had this conversation, and I will continue riding the snot out of the bike as is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yashkatsumi View Post
    Beautiful bike! You can always just buy the carbon fork and keep the old one, and use it in the winter. On my Desalvo I had the fork he made and a carbon easton slx fork. Every spring I would switch out the steel for the carbon one and it would knock a pound and a half off the bike...
    I'm not sure I understand the logic here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sk_tle View Post
    I'm not sure I understand the logic here.
    Just have two forks, use the steel during the winter and the carbon one in the spring during racing season.
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    I think ride characteristic is a much more important factor. My bike had an Ouzo Pro on it originally, and it rode like crap. I switched it for an ENVE 2.0, and now the bike handles very well. Supposedly the Ouzo was original to the frame. I don't know what the rake is on that fork, but I can't imagine the difference in handling was entirely the rake. And if it was and the fork was the original one spec'd on the bike, then I am not sure what that says. The ENVE is a 43.

    Weight differences are noticeable of course, but I have a Gios that is steel everything and built to take a pounding and it rides better than any bike I've had. I haven't weighed it, but if my IF weighs 18lbs then the Gios is at least 20lbs. Doesn't feel heavy when I am in shape though.

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    IF Advent Calendar Part II.....

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    Geometry replicates a Colnago I loved......

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