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Old 02-08-09, 05:57 PM   #1
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What Tubes Replicate Old Forks?

Is it still possible to buy fork tubes that replicate the skinny ones used by Alex Singer and Rene Herse bikes in the 50's? Also, does anybody currently make a cast or forged fork crown for these tubes?
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Is it still possible to buy fork tubes that replicate the skinny ones used by Alex Singer and Rene Herse bikes in the 50's? Also, does anybody currently make a cast or forged fork crown for these tubes?
Are you talking about the narrow "Imperial" oval fork blades? If so, Greg Parker at Bicycle Classics might have some.
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I have some of the blades if I can figure out what I did with them. Interesting to find out about crowns.
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I have some of the blades if I can figure out what I did with them. Interesting to find out about crowns.
Ron Boi (13ron) has a couple Cinelli Imperial oval crowns on eBay right now:

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thanks for the links, he really likes those fork crowns. "for old Colnagos?" They are actually Cinellis I think.
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thanks for the links, he really likes those fork crowns. "for old Colnagos?" They are actually Cinellis I think.
Yes, they are Cinelli crowns but Cinelli sold them widely, including to Colnago.
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