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Old 06-23-08, 02:14 PM   #1
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Will Straight Forks Look Silly With Oversized Tubing?

I have a high end wide-blade carbon fork on my Kona Major Jake. It will not allow drilling in the crown for a fender mount hole and I really want one so I am considering getting a new fork. I really like straight blade forks but I fear that they may only look good with thin down tubes. Heck, I suppose the Jake the Snakes have that skinny tubed fork and it does not look that bad.
Has anyone seen others mounted on a fat-downtubed frame? Other suggestions?
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Old 06-23-08, 03:03 PM   #2
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drill holes in the fender and zip tie it to the fork crown. I do this whether the fork is drilled or not as it sucks the fender up as high as possible and allows more clearance.
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drill holes in the fender and zip tie it to the fork crown. I do this whether the fork is drilled or not as it sucks the fender up as high as possible and allows more clearance.
I did that this last winter and kept breaking the zip tie with toe-overlap issues. Maybe I was just using cheap zip ties in combination with the cold weather.

Have you had any issues with breaking the zip ties?
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Have you had any issues with breaking the zip ties?
No, but I've used the fenders to trace and cut wooden blocks, clamped them in a miter saw, and cut the mud flaps/flares off of the back of them to alleviate problems with toe overlap.
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The Raleigh 'cross bike has fat tubes and an easton ec90. I don't think it looks funny
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