How is the bend in the fork specified for a nice looking curve?? Is it up to the individual frame builder or are there standard curves that look nicer than simple bend in the fork in 1 location?? Looking for a custom frame fork with low trail front geometry and approximately 63 mm offset. With that much offset, the shape of the fork bend needs to be considered.
There are 5 examples I can think of.
1. I know Grant Peterson at Rivendell makes a point of how nice the A Homer Hilsen fork is bent AND the bend costs more than a standard bend. The AHH fork bend is somewhat nicer than the Sam Hillborne.
2. The mid 70’s Paramount Touring forks have a nice bend to them. Nicer than the lower price models.
3. The line drawing of a French model in BQ Winter 2011, Overview of Frame Geometry, has a nice bend to it.
4. The Velo Orange Rando frame has a sharp bend at one location and is not a nice looking as the above.
5. Higher end Raleigh’s seem to have nice curve in the fork.
What makes for a pleasing curve and how does one specify it for a custom fork with an offset of approximately 63 mm??