Yes, another odd question from me. Just hit the back button if my threads make you clutch your pearls and stumble to your fainting couch.
If you own a bike with a tight clearance between your tire and bottom of fork crown, would you mind giving me your axle to crown measurements?
Looking at a few aftermarket track forks....
3Rensho / TANGE Aero Front Fork
Kalavinka / TANGE Straight Front Fork
TANGE Front Fork with drilled brake hole for brake
The axle to crown measurements in all of the track forks run in the 355-375mm range.
When I converted my bike to threaded stem/lugged fork, the listed specs for fork to crown clearance was 350mm. After measuring, it's more around 353mm....close enough.
Currently I'm running 28mm tires on Velocity Deep V's and figured it would be a very tight clearance between the tire/crown...I was kind of expecting rubbing issues. Instead I have a 3/4" or so.
With 23mm Gatorskins, I have around an 1" of gap.
Is that now common for track forks to have that much clearance? All of the track forks from Alex's Cycle above have larger axle to crown measurements so they'll have even a bigger gap.
Yes...yes....just shut up and ride.
Aesthetically, I always love how track bikes have that tiny seat tube/tire clearance combined with equally small tire to crown clearance.
My bike (yes, the front wheel needs to be trued badly).
Remember, these are with 28mm tires. With 23mm tires, I had about an inch of gap.
What I expected....
Most track forks have even a smaller gap.
Just curious for people that have bought Soma track forks or any of the Japanese track forks from Alex's...is your setup looking like mine or the picture below?