Framebuilders - looking for stuff
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so, i purchased a 3rensho fork crown from nova cycles. i got it because it was on sale for $8.95. the problem is that it requires teardrop shaped blades. nova doesnt carry them and it doesnt seem like henry james or bringheli does also. anyone have a pair or know where to find them?
also, ive been building only straight blade forks but i want to either buy or build a fork blade bender. the paterek design seems good, any other design ideas? or does anyone have a bender they would like to sell?
03-02-06, 03:35 PM
Bending teardrop shaped tubes might be a bit of a challenge. Peter at Ceeway in the UK will have those tubes you're looking for. I was actually looking at that crown yesterday - it's the same as the Long Shen LC21, right?
much like it, just without the cutouts. more like the everest c56k.
03-02-06, 08:29 PM
Call up Kavalinka. They have some teardrop blades that they use often in their track forks. They have access to Tange and Kaisai tubing which isn't common here in the US. They do custom machining too, so they can make you a real nice fork blade bender in whatever style curve you want. Or dropouts too. Trace out the design. Pricing is actually quite affordable. You might get slammed on the overseas shipping charges though.
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