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    Zen.


    Quote Originally Posted by crumpton View Post
    Steak gets fork soup gets spoon. That's the way I was learned.
    Riding with a live hornet in your mouth is not advised.:eek:

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    And sauce gets bread. But what about desserts? Some I eat with a fork, others with a spoon.

    Additionnally the spork with a knife edge might be to the ustensil what a gravel bike is to bicycles. Something that can do many things, but none of them really well.
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    The great blues man Willie Dixon said “I was built for comfort I wasn’t built for no speed.” I took this to heart when I swapped my Enve fork on the Hampsten for a steel one Steve built for me. I still have the carbon one if I ever decide I want to be fast again.(Or for the first time!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Jays View Post
    The unique looks of [WoundUp forks] sort of grow on you, too. I like the way they look on lots of bicycles.
    I agree -- the Hampsten Strada Bianca in celeste-ish looks absolutely perfect to me with that WoundUp.
     

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    I saw an Igleheart fork on a speedy looking Seven road bike in an instagram video (Rapha maybe?) and thought it looked great. Something about the segmented fork crown looked proper and fast. Iíll see if I can find a picture.

    (Edited to better reflect my thoughts)
     

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    Thoughts on a steel fork for a bike built with a 44mm head tube for a carbon fork with a tapered steerer. Would such a beast weigh significantly more than a 1 1/8 straight steerer fork? Would it look really weird?

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    I just use a steel fork with a straight 1 1/8 steerer tube with the appropriate crown race to account for the larger headset. Cane Creek makes all sorts of what they call "conversion" crown races.

    I don't think I've seen a tapered steel steerer tube, likely for both of the reasons you mention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dubes View Post
    I just use a steel fork with a straight 1 1/8 steerer tube with the appropriate crown race to account for the larger headset. Cane Creek makes all sorts of what they call "conversion" crown races.

    I don't think I've seen a tapered steel steerer tube, likely for both of the reasons you mention.

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    Paragon makes a variety of tapered steel steerers - titanium too!
     

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    Well, I'll be.... I wonder what kind of hacksaw I would need to cut down a ti steerer?

    Found this complete fork as well from Soma, but it's for a 29er. Still, that's one more off-the-shelf steel fork with a tapered steerer tube than I thought existed, so maybe there are more floating around, too?
     

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    When my Reynolds Ouzo Pro 1Ē forks bite the dust one day on my Merlin Ti Iíll just get a set of stainless steel forks made...similar to these but high quality.

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    In my opinion steel forks just feel so much better than carbon, itís just the weight penalty thatís the negative.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by dubes View Post
    Well, I'll be.... I wonder what kind of hacksaw I would need to cut down a ti steerer?
    An ordinary hacksaw cuts Ti perfectly well, tool steel is much stronger and harder* than any Ti alloy. You can also just use an angle grinder and get showy white sparks.



    * To a first approximation, hardness in metals is stiffness x yield strength. Ti alloys have roughly half the stiffness of steel and a lower yield strength than most alloy steels, so the product is much, much lower. The reputation for being difficult to cut is actually a consequence of them being softer than steel, tools edges tend to dig in so spring back and chatter are problems.

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    One of these from Ti Cycles would be nice but the price hurts...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jemdet View Post
    Paragon makes a variety of tapered steel steerers - titanium too!
    My BlackSheep Ti unicrown has Paragon's tapered ti steerer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowPokePete View Post
    My BlackSheep Ti unicrown has Paragon's tapered ti steerer.

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    That thing is a beast!
    Zuzuís pedals

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    Iíve secured a couple of NOS threadless steel forks for the day when both of my 1Ē Reynolds Ouzo Proís bite the dust...

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    Now that's funny!
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by zkampyman View Post
    Now that's funny!
    Well tell me where I’m going to get 1” carbon forks other than Columbus minimals in 5-10 years time Einstein?
     

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