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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 03-13-09, 03:26 PM   #1
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HELP!!!!! im ordering a a track framset but do i get a carbon or aluminum fork??

HI, i was going to get a track frame set and it comes with an aluminum straight fork but i can upgrade to a carbon one. i ride a steel frame now and have no experience with an aluminum frame. i live i the city in Houston TX and roads are... well.. questionable so yeah. also, i dont do tricks or anything just kinda like going fast. ADVICE!
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Old 03-13-09, 03:35 PM   #2
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Well, a lot of people here think that aluminum (fork especialy) are lame.

I had a track bike with a steel frame and an aluminum fork and I have to say that it was alright.

The only problem is that I had aluminum fork with aluminum straight bars and my elbows were hurting after medium to long rides. So I would say go for the carbon if you plan on doing long rides on this bike.

What is the price difference between the two? Is the aluminum fork threaded?
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Old 03-13-09, 03:59 PM   #3
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theres only like 40 bucks difference
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Old 03-13-09, 04:20 PM   #4
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If you're not doing tricks, I'd go carbon.
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Old 03-13-09, 04:51 PM   #5
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Go carbon. Aluminum is not a common material for forks for a reason.
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Old 03-13-09, 05:07 PM   #6
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carbon.
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what guy #4 said.
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ten-u veh D Veh D much
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Old 03-14-09, 04:43 AM   #9
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JUST KIDDING IT'S A PRANK YOUR SUPPOSED TO GET ALUMINUMi
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