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Old 03-02-09, 10:11 PM   #1
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Looking for a tight fork

OK, ive been trying to find one for a while.

Everytime i see forks from lets say: Cpicer sycles or similar aftermarket forks i dont know how tight is it going to be.

Im looking for a track, threaded fork that will barley clear 23c, almost liek a Nagasawa fork or something in that same shape

heres my buddies fork, seems that it was grinded down to fit 23c, so may be it was originally designed for 22c or 20c?







im trying to find something similar. Just like with this one, undrilled, almost straight with a bit of a bent in the end.

So i dunno how tight the Cpicer forks are?

Anyone knows a place i can buy one?

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Old 03-02-09, 10:45 PM   #2
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take his.
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aren't wound-up forks pretty tight? thats probably not what your looking for though
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Old 03-02-09, 11:15 PM   #4
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yea not looking for one of those, thanks tho
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http://njs-keirin.blogspot.com/2007/...nton-fork.html eh?
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eh!

i saw that one and i sent him an email. see what he gets back to me
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i just wasnt "eh" cuz it said nothing about its clearance. good luck finding what you want! (its a sweet fork imo)
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Anyone else got any ideas?

Both big NJS blogs are out at the moment.
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OK, ive been trying to find one for a while.

Everytime i see forks from lets say: Cpicer sycles or similar aftermarket forks i dont know how tight is it going to be.

Im looking for a track, threaded fork that will barley clear 23c, almost liek a Nagasawa fork or something in that same shape

heres my buddies fork, seems that it was grinded down to fit 23c, so may be it was originally designed for 22c or 20c?



thanks
That's fairly typical treatment for a track fork -- cut the blades really short, then take a half-round mill ******* to the bottom of the crown to get clearance for the tire.

Interesting. It appears the blog software doesn't like the word B A S T A R D even though that is the proper name for this particular tool.

C.f. http://tinyurl.com/ap9th8

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Old 03-07-09, 04:08 PM   #10
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That's fairly typical treatment for a track fork -- cut the blades really short, then take a half-round mill ******* to the bottom of the crown to get clearance for the tire.

Interesting. It appears the blog software doesn't like the word B A S T A R D even though that is the proper name for this particular tool.

C.f. http://tinyurl.com/ap9th8
I giggled a bit.
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Old 03-07-09, 07:19 PM   #11
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wtf?
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I was playing madlibs with every curse word I could think of trying to figure that one out
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