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Old 03-21-22, 07:55 PM
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Fork Crowns: Let's see yours!

After seeing the Hetchins of PilotFishBob, and that Twin plate fork crown, I searched up here and couldn't find any FC threads.

Post up watchya got. I don't have anything as elaborate as a lot of you, but I will post some of mine.




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Strawberrry Cycles (Andy Newland's business) did this fork crown several years ago, one I've desired for some time.



It's designed around a 1-1/8" steerer, so I had to wait for the right bike to come around to use it. My Ritchey Breakaway came with a heavy, dead unicrown fork, so I built a new, thin fork bladed version for it.



My pure gravel bike got built up with a super beefy Pacenti fork crown.

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The strawberry crown is very nice. At one point he had a matching rear "wishbone" monostay transition crown that was also cool.
kind of Klingon appearing and maybe a tad heavy, not sure.
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I need to take some more pics but for now, I'll follow Marks lead,

Strawberry, front and rear. This frame was basically built around these crowns, I like Mark have wanted them for a long time, very long time.

So glad Dave was up for it.





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Merz MTB, carved from a solid block of steel.

And yep, been crashed pretty hard, no real signs of failure.




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Classic Paramount, always one of my very favorite.



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Nothing too fancy, just a slice of Americana. 1986 Trek 760.



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Originally Posted by Roger M
After seeing the Hetchins of PilotFishBob, and that Twin plate fork crown, I searched up here and couldn't find any FC threads.

Post up watchya got. I don't have anything as elaborate as a lot of you, but I will post some of mine.



Not so fast! What bike is this? Very nice, simple elegance!
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Eisentraut

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Originally Posted by obrentharris
Not so fast! What bike is this? Very nice, simple elegance!
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Thanks Brent

That's a Michael Johnson that I acquired about a year ago.

Green Giant: 1979 Michael Johnson

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I see I took a selfie!

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peugeot 753 fork crown

PX10 panto

NZ built Mitchell in ishiwata 022
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Searching the albums exposed how neglected the fork crown is! Need to update the albums with new pics! Interesting to see what was of importance back when the bikes were acquired and pics taken.
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I know you guys are all looking for beautiful and elegant crowns, but I must say for minimalist purposes the CCM fork crown on my 38 Road Racer has to be a winner!


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Originally Posted by 1simplexnut

NZ built Mitchell in ishiwata 022
That's an Ishiwata SCM crown. Trek used a lot of those BITD. The early production 170 frame (73 tubing) used that crown after milling away some extra material:
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Capo.
Perhaps @John E could show us one in nicer shape.

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Forward swept crown of a YKono built Allez...

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