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Old 06-01-10, 08:59 AM
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help identify my fork

well not identify, cause i know its a murray, however ive never heard of murray as not a kmart brand. its got campy dropouts and very tight clearances. It is probably meant for 650 b/c i cannot bottom the axle out in the dropout and still clear the brake. or possibly it was not originally drilled for a brake. Any help out there? Thanks



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Old 06-01-10, 09:37 AM
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whereas I do not have a murry stamped fork, I do have similar issues with regard to clearance on one of my frames... the "solution" was to use at most a 23c tire, non-gatorskin-esque... running gran compe open tubulars provides pleny of room.
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Far from an expert, but I would suspect this may be a track fork or it was designed only for tubular tires, clinchers that size are too big. What brake is that?
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Old 06-01-10, 09:50 AM
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the tire is a rubino pro 700x23, the brake is an old suntour. it works fine as is, i have several hundred miles on it, and the previous owner had many thousand on it, so im not worried about the safety of it. That being said a smaller tubular would probably be ideal (not exactly for city streets though!)
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Old 06-01-10, 10:24 AM
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that's just a little silly. I'm sure it was made for 700c tubular tires, but having that little clearance makes no sense. A lot of the really light tubular tires back in the day were not particularly low profile. Narrow, but not low profile.
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Old 06-01-10, 10:33 AM
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Could that fork be for one of the Serotta made, Murray branded, 1984 track bikes? Do I read Campagnolo on the dropout?
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Could that fork be for one of the Serotta made, Murray branded, 1984 track bikes? Do I read Campagnolo on the dropout?
That's what I'm thinking. It looks like round blades, which are seldom used on anything but track forks.
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i found this, the lug cutout looks the same in this picture.
still looking around to see what else i can come up with, and yeah it is a campy dropout
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it looks like oval blades to me, but I've been wrong before
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they are a very round oval, the murray/serotta track forks i have found pics of had a straight crown not the sloping crown of mine
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