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Old 08-19-08, 03:44 PM   #1
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Unicrown Track Forks

Anyone used them? Anyone got pics with bike? I'm just wondering before i shell out the $300 for the fork off of Spicer.... Thanks dooders!
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Old 09-15-08, 11:21 PM   #2
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the fuji track fork i put on my bike (because the other one broke) is unicrown and it works fine. 300 for a unicrown is a lot though- get carbon or custom lugged
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anyone know about carbon wound up forks? i want something straight i might be able to get barspin clearance with.
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yo, this is a track forum, ask about barspins in the ss/fixie forum. i already did that though (cause i too aspire to have a bike i can race on and barspin with), and so have tons of folk . basically your best bet is, if you have a 1 1/8 headtube, call up and special order the brooklyn machine works fork. if you have an old 1 inch headtube just get a older mountain fork (jenson usa had some for 6 bucks), they work great. if your gonna do barspins or any tricks that take the front wheel off the ground dont get a carbon fork- ive seen a few nice forks break under the "smashing" pressures when tricks arent exectued flawlesly.
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Correct. Barspins are not allowed at the velodrome.
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anyone know about carbon wound up forks? i want something straight i might be able to get barspin clearance with.
straight or curved won't matter both types of forks will put the axle in the same place for correct geometry and handling. they just take different paths to get there. a straight fork is just offset at the crown whereas a traditional curved fork is in line with the steerer and then curves forward at the end.

and again this is the track forum, for people who race and train on the velodrome
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