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Old 11-18-08, 12:25 AM   #1
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Custom Track Fork

Who builds custom steel track forks for decent prices?
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Old 11-18-08, 12:31 AM   #2
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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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Old 11-18-08, 12:31 AM   #3
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You probably can't afford it: dealwithit.

By that I mean the going price seems to be over $200.00.
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Old 11-18-08, 12:37 AM   #4
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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??
I want a plate fork crown.
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Old 11-18-08, 12:38 AM   #5
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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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Old 11-18-08, 08:24 AM   #6
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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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Old 11-18-08, 10:24 AM   #7
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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.
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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...
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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.

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Old 11-18-08, 06:23 PM   #10
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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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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.
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