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Old 03-25-22, 11:01 PM
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My bike has a flat crown, It's nicely done but nothing to write home about. I believe it is a Vagner DP+ (second from the left).

My favorite is the older style Cinelli-style, fully-sloping crown as found on mid-1970's Raleigh Professional and Competition models and a few other makers' models. I don't care for the more modern version.


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Originally Posted by Bad Lag
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My favorite is the older style Cinelli fully-sloping crown as found on mid-1970's Raleigh Professional and Competition models and a few other makers' models. I don't care for the more modern version.
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I've got a sloping fork crown on my Raleigh Team. Not sure if it is the same as the Pro, or who makes it. Looks nice enough, though.



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Originally Posted by Bad Lag
My favorite is the older style Cinelli fully-sloping crown as found on mid-1970's Raleigh Professional and Competition models and a few other makers' models
No Raleigh I know of came with a Cinelli crown. The fully sloping internal one I think you're talking about was made in England by Davis. I can't prove it, but that's what our supplier called 'em when we ordered them in the '70s.

It's OK to call the Davis crown "Cinelli style", though you can see the differences when they're side by side.


Cinelli left, Davis right. Note the blades are the wider Columbus oval on the Cinelli, narrower Reynolds "Continental Oval" on the Davis,

Here's a '71 Cinelli SC crown, missing its steerer because the steerer came loose from the crown (bad braze). Not my pic saved from the web somplace. From verktyg maybe? Apologies for not making a note of the source when I saved it.



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I'm a little late to the conversation, but I really like the Specialized lugged forks from the mid to late 80's. They didn't make them for very many years, so they're a little less common. I wish the painter had done a little neater job filling in the cutouts and Specialized logos, but that's just me being a little nitpicky.

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