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Thread: Carbon forks vs Pre-Fab forks on Custom Rigs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Kirk View Post
    I'm guessing you are talking Al Gore green are you?

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    i'm talking jerry mcguire green atmo as in, show me the money.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by e-RICHIE View Post
    the issue isn't black and white, it's green atmo.

    I do like a flat fork crown.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by e-RICHIE View Post
    show me the money.
    ok, here you go...
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    Wow... that IF is sick. Maybe replace the pink with another color, or not. I would take it either way.
     

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    i guess its up to the builder.
    i got a zanc cross bike.
    i cannot come up with any scenario that would have had me put a carbon fork on it.

    my road stuff is all carbon.
    not disliking carbon forks...
    but steel seems right on a steel frame.
     

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    Is that pink, or is it a match for the CK pewter headset? And how did that not make the industry folks' personal bike thread? Boom goes the dynamite.

    On some bikes, like a Sachs, a carbon fork is sacrilege. On other bikes it works. Either way, the frame should determine the fork (material, rake, etc.), and not the other way around, IM(CU*)O. It's like that book: "It's Not About the Fork."

    *"completely uneducated"
     

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    Default Custom forks

    IMHO, the fork is a HUGE piece of the puzzle. Ride. Aesthetics. Capability.

    Why don't more builders build their own forks?
     

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    Default That's great...

    I was thinking the same thing.

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott G. View Post
    Think of it this way, you're having a suit custom made on Saville Row,
    but handed the tailor some pants you got at the Gap.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by happycampyer View Post
    Is that pink, or is it a match for the CK pewter headset? And how did that not make the industry folks' personal bike thread? Boom goes the dynamite.
    don't know the owner, photo culled from the interwebs.


    tastes great: less filling

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bigshan...27632/sizes/o/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/nc_psyc...33548/sizes/l/
     

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    My incoming Kirk and Zanc will have a carbon fork. A Sachs cross frame will have a steel fork. I wouldn't have it any other way.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.President View Post
    IF and Moots use reynolds forks and take into account the fork in the build.
    IF no longer uses Reynolds forks. Depending on the design, we use Edge, Alpha Q, and build our own steel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by e-RICHIE View Post
    this image makes me question my sexuality
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott G. View Post
    Think of it this way, you're having a suit custom made on Saville Row,
    but handed the tailor some pants you got at the Gap.

    Scott G.
    nb, I rode the Bates tonight, easily the wackiest fork ever put on a bike.
    What if your blazer is made of titanium and they dont make matching pants?
    we are about to break the surly bonds of gravity and punch the face of God!

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    What the last guy said...

    [What about guys who build custom titanium frames? From what I've seen it's impractical to make ti forks, so would Richard and Dave suggest ti builders build custom steel forks for the ti frames, or would it be more acceptable for them to use carbon forks?]
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveP View Post
    i cannot come up with any scenario that would have had me put a carbon fork on it.
    I can. A custom bike doesn't ride the way you like and a replacement steel fork from the same builder costs nearly twice what a carbon fork would. True story.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSmith View Post
    IF no longer uses Reynolds forks. Depending on the design, we use Edge, Alpha Q, and build our own steel.

    I knew about Edge, but the website (while not a huge priority) only shows Reynolds. Just pointing out what info was available at the time.
    Dave Bradley...not the grumpy old Hogwarts caretaker "Mr. Filch" or the star of American Ninja 3 and 4.

    formerly "Mr.President"

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSmith View Post
    IF no longer uses Reynolds forks. Depending on the design, we use Edge, Alpha Q, and build our own steel.

    What about the rear ends of the SE modela and XS?.......do Edge makes those as well?
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by e-RICHIE View Post
    when i believe that someone
    besides myself can do a better job of deciding where the front wheel should be
    on a frame i make, or how it should ride (or even look), i'll turn the lights outmo.

    ps i just lost 4 more friends atmo.
    If you did, I'll bet you gained many more in return. Bravo!
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveP View Post
    i got a zanc cross bike.
    i cannot come up with any scenario that would have had me put a carbon fork on it.
    For road, I've got both, & that's just swell. But do any canti-equipped carbon forks even exist that don't look like total ass?
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by corko View Post
    What about the rear ends of the SE modela and XS?.......do Edge makes those as well?
    Yes. Great folks to work with. Very accommodating, lots of expertise, and fun.

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