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Steel Fork on Ti Disc Road Bike Frame??? Anyone do it???

Old 07-24-17, 06:52 PM
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Steel Fork on Ti Disc Road Bike Frame??? Anyone do it???

For my Lynskey Sportive Disc I was looking at the Enve Cyclocross CF Fork, however, I am now thinking about having a steel disc brake fork made instead. Anyone ever put a steel fork on a Ti Road Frame?

If you have used steel on a Ti Frame what did/do you think and would you do it again or go CF?

Anyone have any suggestions for folks that make a quality steel disc road fork?

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Might be a question for the Framebuilding forum.
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I bet your frame would never say a word if you put a steel fork on it. Why not********************
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I have a CF Lynskey Pro CX fork on my Sportive. Like the fact that it enables the brake line to be routed internally to the caliper.
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I don't think I would put a steel fork on a Ti disc frame unless there was something custom about the fork you wanted. But if you do want to do it, I would talk to Eric Estlund at Winter
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At the North American Handmade Bike Show, I saw exactly this. A titanium bike with a stainless steel fork and they matched pretty well. I would have no qualms about doing this.
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Why not a titanium fork?
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Originally Posted by Maelochs
Why not a titanium fork?
because they are possibly the worst forks made.
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Nao would be the right person to make you a steel fork for a nice bike. He does dropouts and brazed on fittings like nobody's business.

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Originally Posted by Maelochs
Why not a titanium fork?

With oversized headtubes and frame tubing...steel /ti standard forks make a bike look like it was stolen more than a bit...
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Old 07-27-17, 04:28 AM
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Thanks

I appreciate some of the recommendations on custom steel fork makers. I never heard of several of these guys and they make some beautiful bikes.

Ti Forks sound great but I had considered that and they seem like they are not that great of an idea. To my surprise at the time.
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I have a steel fork (made by Co-Motion) on my titanium Airborne Carpe Diem. When I first saw it, I thought it would ride like a truck, but it's actually quite compliant. Not a disc fork, though.
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I put a Surly road fork on Machka's Ti randonneuring bike. It works like a charm.
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Originally Posted by Rowan
I put a Surly road fork on Machka's Ti randonneuring bike. It works like a charm.
[MENTION=6062]Rowan[/MENTION], was that a cantilever post-mount fork, or a disc compatible fork?
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Ahhh... no, an ordinary, caliper road fork. I thought the question was more about the amenability of a steel fork on a Ti frame.
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I contacted Eric at Winter. Thanks very much all.
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