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Old 07-13-09, 03:51 AM   #1
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cinelli x mash's fork: drilled for brake but plugged/painted?

http://www.cinelli-usa.com/frame_09mash.html

the description says the brake has been drilled but was plugged and painted over. If I buy this frame, would unplugging be possible? Or would it dmg the fork?
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Looks like you should be able to drill out the plug.


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i have had a suspicion that this is the case w/ a lot of "track" forks. On concepts, you can see the hole where it has been filled in. Same w/ FTP...I think. I always have said that I think it'd be fine to drill out these forks, but others disagree...
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^^^
Seems logical that if carefully done there should not be a problem. I would guess that the forks are factory drilled to facilitate drilling? Why else would the fork be drilled and filled?
Also, on the Cinelli website they say this about the SuperCorsaPista's fork:

"Track geometry with 120mm-OL horizontal frame dropouts and 35mm rake (front brake compatible if brass cap-filler is drilled out)"

So, obviously not a problem methinks.
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Hi,
We wanted to offer a drilled fork, and still keep the integrity that surrounds a un-drilled frame/fork. This is an original solution we have not seen before. The front of the hole is filled with a resin, sanded and painted with the stock paint. you can easily punch it out from the inside with a skinny tool. Hope this helps, thanks
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mikorp,

thanks, now time to start making a list of stuff to buy for the bike
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i have had a suspicion that this is the case w/ a lot of "track" forks. On concepts, you can see the hole where it has been filled in. Same w/ FTP...I think. I always have said that I think it'd be fine to drill out these forks, but others disagree...
Don't see why there'd be a problem on any fork that has an aluminum crown, as long as you do it carefully with proper tools. The '09 FTP Comp fork is the same as the '08 FTP fork, but with the hole ready to accept a front brake.
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Don't see why there'd be a problem on any fork that has an aluminum crown, as long as you do it carefully with proper tools. The '09 FTP Comp fork is the same as the '08 FTP fork, but with the hole ready to accept a front brake.
Sometimes a center pin is used to connect the steer to the crown in this spot. that is the only reason I could see.
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my 08 ftp fork was definitely not drilled at all. solid casting for the crown.
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mikorp,

one last question: the website doesn't list what bb threading the frame has. It is most likely italian but I just want to make sure.
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We wanted to offer a drilled fork, and still keep the integrity that surrounds a un-drilled frame/fork. This is an original solution we have not seen before. The front of the hole is filled with a resin, sanded and painted with the stock paint. you can easily punch it out from the inside with a skinny tool. Hope this helps, thanks
If it is painted, wouldn't tape + drill be better than punching it out from behind?
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Is it true there will be only 1000 of these made and only 100 initially being shipped to the US? I'm pretty sure I read that somehwere... I'm gonna be dissapointed if there all gone come 6 months or until I can save up for one.
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