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Old 01-12-21, 11:36 AM
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Doug Fattic 
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Originally Posted by unterhausen View Post
Two words: flat plate crown. But really, there are places that do laser cutting for very little money. If it was good enough for Faliero Masi ...
Here is an example of a flat rate fork crown I had laser cut in Ukraine for the Utility bikes we make for our charity project. The SS cross was laser cut too. The theory was that it might deter a thief a little or at least make him feel a bit guilty when riding it.

Assembling the two plates into a fork crown was a little more complicated then I originally imagined. It is easy to get the plates twisted on each other or crooked to the crown. I eventually made a tool to hold them while they were brazed to the steerer. I also used some 0.058" wall tubing as a spacer and of course had to make a crown race on my lathe.

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