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Old 12-06-23, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Trakhak
Two examples eight years apart, the more recent from two years ago---auto-correct errors? Until 2023 thread(s), anyway.

Search for "unibrow fork" in quotes brings up only a few examples, all from 2023. It'll be interesting to have witnessed a new parochial term get traction in the bike community, if it does.

​​​​​​I would get "unicorn" fork a lot.
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Originally Posted by steine13
All lthis unicrown talk makes me sad. I have four bikes with unicrowns and three of them are dear to me.
Over time I've come to see classic forks as prettier, but I manage to get over it when riding.

Two are Cannondale tourers, one of the best all-round bikes out there..
One is a Bruce Gordon BLT, another tourer with a lively ride and room for tires.
The fourth is my winter bike, so I try not to love it as it's getting beat on -- a Rockhopper from the early nineties, with fenders and snow tires.
Unicrowns: "strong and functional, hard to see while you're riding."

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Sorry to make you sad and its not personal, it is what it is.

I don't have to see it while riding, I can feel the dullness when riding one and then have to see it when I get off the bike, double downer for me.

Its also sad that bi-plane, lugged, sculpted, ornate and beautiful crowns were swept away seemingly overnight with the stroke of likely a bean counters pen and the market was immediately flooded with the new "stronger, functional, cheaper" uni's.

Next thing you know, they started to invade road bikes and then even more lugged goodness was being swept away so now you have to pay very dearly for any that is exemplary.

As I stated above, I have some that are fine for what they are and may end up with more, we'll see.
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Originally Posted by merziac
Sorry to make you sad and its not personal, it is what it is.
Ditto here. I didn't mean to dis anybody's preferences. They simply aren't for me. I offer this recent example from John Barron showing how lovely a fork can be. The fork is part of a complete frame from Simone d'Urbino who took over for Alberto Masi at the Vigorelli. (This image is from Instagram which makes it waaay more difficult than it should be to save an image, so this is just a low-res screen grab. I realize a competent framebuilder could probably have built 87 Unicrown forks with the labor involved in this one example.)



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Its also sad that bi-plane, lugged, sculpted, ornate and beautiful crowns were swept away seemingly overnight with the stroke of likely a bean counters pen and the market was immediately flooded with the new "stronger, functional, cheaper" uni's.
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Originally Posted by smontanaro
Ditto here. I didn't mean to dis anybody's preferences. They simply aren't for me. I offer this recent example from John Barron showing how lovely a fork can be. The fork is part of a complete frame from Simone d'Urbino who took over for Alberto Masi at the Vigorelli. (This image is from Instagram which makes it waaay more difficult than it should be to save an image, so this is just a low-res screen grab. I realize a competent framebuilder could probably have built 87 Unicrown forks with the labor involved in this one example.)

Nothing that you can't accomplish in the pursuit of filthy lucre.
Exactly and I'll bet we can bet that that legal weighed in on the CYA aspect and slammed the door on anybody that was still advocating for the "old, dangerous, too costly way".

Pretty sure the robots build a 1000 or 10,000 in that amount of time.

Its also funny, not, how Ritchey designed the lugged crown that solved many problems only to shelve it and do the uni once he realized it would make him rich.
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Originally Posted by jetboy
I like this: ; no steal on price but ... still tempting.

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guy has several others and all look pretty nice.
This person always has a ton of bikes on offer. They're easy to spot as the pics are all shot in this same shipping container. Usually has some pretty nice stuff but never really priced to move.
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1973 Raleigh Grand Sport 61cm $90 Evanston, IL

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A Classic from the Golden Age of Raleigh/Carlton bicycles. Reynolds 531double butted tubing. Chrome fork and stay ends. Headset and Bottom Bracket included. Weinmann brake calipers, SunTour Compe-V frt derailleur, Simplex shuft levers. And a really nice Carlton seatpost binder bolt. $90....cheap!



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Paint's a little rough, but should clean up nicely.

Centurion Racer bike $175 Columbus, OH


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Centurion racing bike Expert Ironman David Scott Edition , Super light bike can be carried with your pinky The bike is in good condition, everything works ,brakes, gears ect. Has some minor problems the seat needs fixed or replaced.like I said nothing major ...very nice bike $175 obo




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Don't see these every day. Dig the fork.

Mongoose ATB $300 Flint, MI


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Miyata 512

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Originally Posted by Sedgemop

1973 Raleigh Grand Sport 61cm $90 Evanston, IL

For your 3 speed conversions.

Facebook Evanston Raleigh

A Classic from the Golden Age of Raleigh/Carlton bicycles. Reynolds 531double butted tubing. Chrome fork and stay ends. Headset and Bottom Bracket included. Weinmann brake calipers, SunTour Compe-V frt derailleur, Simplex shuft levers. And a really nice Carlton seatpost binder bolt. $90....cheap!
Right here in Evanston, I could facilitate...
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Originally Posted by Sedgemop
Don't see these every day. Dig the fork.

Mongoose ATB $300 Flint, MI


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And a UNI road bike right above it.
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And a UNI road bike right above it.
Yeah, road bikes with unicrowns are particularly egregious.
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Originally Posted by madpogue
Will likely evade anyone's search for "Ortlieb", given how it's misspelled ALL THREE times.
Good point; no one local will miss it, as the whole section has 38 ads, but someone doing an online search could. Oh well.
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Originally Posted by MrGastrognome
This person always has a ton of bikes on offer. They're easy to spot as the pics are all shot in this same shipping container. Usually has some pretty nice stuff but never really priced to move.
Yup one of our MANY Bay Are flippers but higher end one. lol
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Vintage Bob Jackson Campagnola(sp) bike - $450 (Carlsbad)
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Originally Posted by Sedgemop

1973 Raleigh Grand Sport 61cm $90 Evanston, IL

For your 3 speed conversions.

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A Classic from the Golden Age of Raleigh/Carlton bicycles. Reynolds 531double butted tubing. Chrome fork and stay ends. Headset and Bottom Bracket included. Weinmann brake calipers, SunTour Compe-V frt derailleur, Simplex shuft levers. And a really nice Carlton seatpost binder bolt. $90....cheap!



I love those with the stamped dropouts. Call me crazy.
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Yeah, road bikes with unicrowns are particularly egregious.




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Maybe a little high priced? Does look pretty clean, though.

Excellent 1989 Rossin 60cm Columbus SL Campagnolo Chorus Cinelli - $1,000 (Shakopee)

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Excellent Condition 1989 Rossin 60cm Columbus SL + Campagnolo Chorus + Cinelli

Up for sale is a 1989 vintage Rossin Columbus SL 60cm road bike in excellent condition.

Background: I built up this bike in 1989 as a college student working in a bike shop. I finally had built my dream bike and then I graduated, started the professional grind, and this bike saw little use for the next 34 years. Last season, I took it out of storage and got it ready to ride, only to find that 700x28c @ 100 psi doesn't suit me anymore. If I was into collecting, I'd just keep it, but I've reached a point in life where less is more.

Details: The bike is equipped with a Campagnolo Chorus 7-speed groupset (crankset, brakes, levers, headset, bottom bracket, seatpost, derailleurs). The crank is 175mm, 53/42. The stem is Cinelli XA 120mm with a Cinelli Giro D'Italia 64-40 bar. The only parts that are not original are the rear derailleur jockey pulleys; they are upgraded.

This listing is for the bike less saddle, pedals, and wheels, as shown. This bike had been used with a Dura-Ace 7-speed (Uniglide Freehub) wheelset of the same vintage. That pairing yielded crisp, precise shifts with the Capagnolo 7-speed indexing so finding a compatible wheelset should be straightforward. That wheelset with new(ish) 700c X 28 gatorskins is available for another $300.

There are only minor cosmetic issues with the bike, and I've tried to capture those in the photos. You will not be disappointed in the condition of this bike.



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