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    Custom Track Fork

    Who builds custom steel track forks for decent prices?

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    seems like a big waste of money to me... what are you looking for that you can't find manufactured by anybody??

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    You probably can't afford it: dealwithit.

    By that I mean the going price seems to be over $200.00.
    trued 'till death

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotSoProjectPat View Post
    seems like a big waste of money to me... what are you looking for that you can't find manufactured by anybody??
    I want a plate fork crown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Igneous Faction View Post
    You probably can't afford it: dealwithit.

    By that I mean the going price seems to be over $200.00.
    Id pay $350.00. Deal with that.

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    A lot depends on where you're based as to what options you may have. With all custom stuff its always so much better to talk to the framebuilder in person; its more fun, you get what you want exactly etc.

    A hand-made fork is going to be pricey so you're going to have to make sure its worth it to you ie that there aren't off-the-shelf alternatives that will be good enough (ie Wound-up carbon track fork etc).

    So if there are no framebuilders near you and you definitely want a custom fork then I'd definitely speak to Spicer (builds a lot of track stuff), Johny Cycles (builds a lot of shiny track stuff) and Don Walker (builds a lot of track stuff) for a start. Spectrum Cycles, Yamaguchi etc theres quite a deep bench of folks who build really good track stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Igneous Faction View Post
    You probably can't afford it: dealwithit.

    By that I mean the going price seems to be over $200.00.
    I guess you assumed incorrectly.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Quote Originally Posted by dealingwithit View Post
    Id pay $350.00. Deal with that.
    what kind of frame do you have right now?

    you could always look for a nice older track frame that has a double plate fork crown...
    lots of australian frames do, and dutch frames. also the raleigh/carlton frames from the early to late 70's have them...
    help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DARTHVADER View Post
    what kind of frame do you have right now?

    you could always look for a nice older track frame that has a double plate fork crown...
    lots of australian frames do, and dutch frames. also the raleigh/carlton frames from the early to late 70's have them...
    70's somec pista. Would a double plate fork crown not match this frame? I've seen some masi track bikes from the same era with the same kind of forks.
    Last edited by dealingwithit; 11-18-08 at 04:56 PM.

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    I've never seen a Somec with a plate crown fork, but that doesn't mean they don't exist. Check out a local Philly builder, Chris Wright. I had him quote me on a custom fork for around 2OO raw metal, 1OO more for chrome.

    http://chriswrightcycles.blogspot.com/

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    Bilenky could probably make you one eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dealingwithit View Post
    70's somec pista. Would a double plate fork crown not match this frame? I've seen some masi track bikes from the same era with the same kind of forks.
    i was asking just to see if you would be spending more a fork than your frame was worth...
    somec's are cool, if you want a double plate crown then you could get one built.
    what i did though was find a frame/fork with double plate crown that fit me better than the current frame/fork and then bought and sold...

    a little friendlier on the bank account.
    help.

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