Why does my brand new carbon fork...
have an obsolete, JIS (27.0) crown?
I just discovered my new 1" Kinesis carbon (with cro-mo steerer) fork won't fit the standard (26.4) crown race on the headset I wanted to use. So if I want to use this fork with anything other than a (cheap, heavy) JIS headset, I have to have someone (LBS: "Oh no, WE can't do that.") mill the crown from 27.0 to 26.4.
This isn't a NOS fork... Are some modern (okay, I know 1" isn't entirely modern, but still) forks still being manufactured in the JIS size?? And why?