Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage
Reload this Page >

Fork Crowns: Let's see yours!

Notices
Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

Fork Crowns: Let's see yours!

Old 03-25-22, 11:01 PM
  #76  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: So Cal, for now
Posts: 2,474

Bikes: 1974 Bob Jackson - Nuovo Record, Brooks Pro, Clips & Straps

Mentioned: 22 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1104 Post(s)
Liked 793 Times in 452 Posts
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.


Last edited by Bad Lag; 03-30-22 at 08:28 AM.
Bad Lag is offline  
Likes For Bad Lag:
Old 03-25-22, 11:16 PM
  #77  
Fast Old Guy
 
Straightblock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Central California
Posts: 675
Mentioned: 20 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 141 Post(s)
Liked 628 Times in 171 Posts
Nishiki Professional

Straightblock is offline  
Likes For Straightblock:
Old 03-26-22, 07:47 PM
  #78  
Senior Member
 
steelbikeguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Peoria, IL
Posts: 4,405
Mentioned: 85 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1800 Post(s)
Liked 3,236 Times in 1,527 Posts
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. I don't care for the more modern version.
.....
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.



Steve in Peoria
(I should get a better picture sometime, though)
steelbikeguy is offline  
Likes For steelbikeguy:
Old 03-27-22, 01:07 AM
  #79  
blahblahblah chrome moly
 
bulgie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Seattle
Posts: 1,874
Mentioned: 90 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1112 Post(s)
Liked 2,393 Times in 1,002 Posts
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.



Mark B
bulgie is offline  
Likes For bulgie:
Old 03-27-22, 02:22 PM
  #80  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: So Cal, for now
Posts: 2,474

Bikes: 1974 Bob Jackson - Nuovo Record, Brooks Pro, Clips & Straps

Mentioned: 22 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1104 Post(s)
Liked 793 Times in 452 Posts
Great info, ty, Mark B.
Bad Lag is offline  
Old 03-29-22, 01:47 PM
  #81  
Banned.
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Snohomish, WA.
Posts: 2,997
Mentioned: 33 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 469 Post(s)
Liked 2,436 Times in 646 Posts
1972 Gitane TDF


Roger M is offline  
Likes For Roger M:
Old 03-29-22, 02:13 PM
  #82  
Banned.
 
Drillium Dude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: PAZ
Posts: 12,394
Mentioned: 255 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2587 Post(s)
Liked 4,821 Times in 1,709 Posts
2002 Davidson:



DD
Drillium Dude is offline  
Likes For Drillium Dude:
Old 03-29-22, 04:14 PM
  #83  
Fast Old Guy
 
Straightblock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Central California
Posts: 675
Mentioned: 20 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 141 Post(s)
Liked 628 Times in 171 Posts
Eddy Merckx Motorola, Phil Anderson



Raleigh Professional track, fork crown drilled by previous owner.


Last edited by Straightblock; 03-29-22 at 04:31 PM.
Straightblock is offline  
Likes For Straightblock:
Old 03-30-22, 05:28 AM
  #84  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Kips Bay, NY
Posts: 2,205

Bikes: Ritchey Swiss Cross | Teesdale Kona Hot | Haro Extreme | Specialized Stumpjumper Comp | Cannondale F1000 | Shogun 1000 | Cannondale M500 | Norco Charger | Marin Muirwoods 29er | Shogun Kaze | Breezer Lightning

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 574 Post(s)
Liked 981 Times in 482 Posts
Bontrager Comp's triple clamp crown

DorkDisk is offline  
Likes For DorkDisk:
Old 03-30-22, 06:50 PM
  #85  
buy my bikes
 
mrv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,793

Bikes: my very own customized GUNNAR CrossHairs

Mentioned: 19 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 515 Post(s)
Liked 413 Times in 242 Posts
Gunnar Crosshairs


Grenade Green rim brakes
mrv is offline  
Likes For mrv:
Old 04-07-22, 01:35 PM
  #86  
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 71
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 29 Post(s)
Liked 65 Times in 17 Posts
Specialized late 80's

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.

williamskg6 is offline  
Likes For williamskg6:
Old 05-08-22, 08:07 PM
  #87  
buy my bikes
 
mrv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,793

Bikes: my very own customized GUNNAR CrossHairs

Mentioned: 19 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 515 Post(s)
Liked 413 Times in 242 Posts
Schwinn Super le tour 12.2

out and about



mrv is offline  
Likes For mrv:
Old 09-04-22, 04:54 AM
  #88  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: Australia
Posts: 129
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 33 Post(s)
Liked 122 Times in 49 Posts
A few that I didn't see in this thread already..

Eddy Merckx with Columbus Max.



Eddy Merckx MX Leader.


Francesco Moser.


Reynolds, off an Australian SorenSon 753 build.
Seanaus is offline  
Old 09-04-22, 11:19 AM
  #89  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Madison, WI USA
Posts: 6,819
Mentioned: 50 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2333 Post(s)
Liked 1,681 Times in 1,152 Posts
Only one for which I have a handy photo - '85 Maruishi Professional SPR:

madpogue is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.