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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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    Quote Originally Posted by crock View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by unterhausen View Post
    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:

    Item #110302766427
    Item #110294179225

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by unterhausen View Post
    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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