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    straight blade vs. raked fork

    I was wondering what the handling feels like between the two. I would imagine that the straight blade would be somewhat tighter than the raked fork. I was hoping that I would win the raffle on Thursday for the jonny cycles frame. If I did I think I would have to get a straight blade fork like this one to complement it.


    http://www.jonnycycles.com/progress/merckx.html

    Am I correct about the handling characteristics of the two styles of forks?

    thanks
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    A straight blade fork has rake but no bend. I have the BikeWorks NYC stright fork and it has a 40mm rake to it.
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    Yes, straight forks tend to have an angle at the crown. So the front hub ends up at roughly the same place, but the tubing is straight. So the question is, does it make the ride rougher ('cos the fork won't bend as much when you hit a bump)?
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    Well don't I feel like an a$$... I meant about the bend if that makes it more floppy than the straight blade fork.

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    there is no difference if the offsets are equal.
    straight bladed forks are a manufacturing option
    which affords the maker efficiency and productivity.
    it's easier to cant two straight blades into, say, a
    45mm rake, than it is two rake two singular
    blades into matching and parallel sets for a
    curved build.
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    is it wrong that i don't find straight blade forks sexy? everyone else seems to like them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nine
    is it wrong that i don't find straight blade forks sexy?
    Yes. Yes it is.

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    i need a staight bladed fork.
    i hate mine raked.
    who knows where i can order one i cant find any true straight blade forks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brian itzaina View Post
    i need a staight bladed fork.
    i hate mine raked.
    who knows where i can order one i cant find any true straight blade forks.
    you didn't read the thread, did you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by brian itzaina View Post
    i need a staight bladed fork.
    i hate mine raked.
    who knows where i can order one i cant find any true straight blade forks.
    i'm pretty sure you'd be unhappy with how slow your bike handled with zero rake in the fork.
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    Quote Originally Posted by baxtefer View Post
    you didn't read the thread, did you?
    Not only that, but he/she bumped a 2 year old thread without reading it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jim-bob View Post
    If it's not low-trail, it's ****ing worthless.
    i like high trail...but there is a big difference between 30mm rake and 0mm rake...
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    Wow, 2 year old resurrection. These were the good old days where actual framebuilders stopped by to talk and give sound advise.

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    Just remember this the next time you *******s scream about using the search!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brian itzaina View Post
    i need a staight bladed fork.
    i hate mine raked.
    who knows where i can order one i cant find any true straight blade forks.
    rake is offset from the headtube and the axis que no?
    you can haz rake with straight bladez

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    Quote Originally Posted by huerro View Post
    Just remember this the next time you *******s scream about using the search!
    a proper search would have yielded 123123097 searches pointing to the Bikeworks straight-blade chrome fork. hell, this thread pointed to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by baxtefer View Post
    a proper search would have yielded 123123097 searches pointing to the Bikeworks straight-blade chrome fork. hell, this thread pointed to it.
    My point is that dumbasses who search (as this one clearly did) still end up posting dumb ****. And since there's no real difference between a new thread for you to throw a **** fit over and a bumped thread for you to throw a **** fit over, why bother telling them to search?

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    ahh, i see. i thought you meant something more like "Look, the search worked!"
    but yeah. this search was FAIL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cynikal View Post
    Wow, 2 year old resurrection. These were the good old days where actual framebuilders stopped by to talk and give sound advise.
    i wondered if anybody picked up on that. *the* actual framebuilder no less.

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    Dave Moulton dislikes straight blade forks; he sees them as an ugly shortcut for framebuilders. He wrote about 'em in this interesting blog entry:

    http://davesbikeblog.blogspot.com/20...ork-blade.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by dookie View Post
    i wondered if anybody picked up on that. *the* actual framebuilder no less.
    I doubt it. They never come here anymore which is a loss. Too much jackassery and aerospoks.

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