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Old 03-26-17, 06:06 PM
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Fork question


I was just browsing cheap parts on a website, and a found something interesting;
A steel fork with round blades and dual crown. If there would be no eyelets i'd think its a track fork, because i havent seen so much road our touring bikes with this design, and the offset also looks like a road/track bike fork. Unfortunately i dont know how much clearence would be with a wheel, and the eyelets are maybe original, but

could you post your opinion, what can it be? or can you show me some old crappy bikes with this fork design?


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You should post larger images because any detail is lost here. Also consider posting in C&V, they will likely know more than us in SSFG Classic & Vintage - Bike Forums
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It looks very old... and interesting. You'd have to examine it in person to know for sure how much clearance it has (or have the owner measure for you, but that doesn't always work out right).
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No eyelets doesn't necessarily mean it's a track fork. I've seen plenty of crappy old steel 10-speed bikes with no eyelets on the fork.
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doesn't look like anything too special tbh. most old track forks wouldn't be drilled to accept a brake and have a notch in the crown for the tightest possible tire clearance

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Over the last half century or so, round blades were almost exclusively for the track. But they were used for road forks earlier than that,

Multi-plate crowns and round blades were a popular design because they could be fabricated easily, and didn't call for standardized shapes. As standards for oval blades evolved, they came to dominate for the road. However, tradition dies hard, and round blades continue to dominate for track.
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Scrodzilla of course you are right, i mean; with this appear without eyelets i'd think its an old track fork.

maybe i'll check it for clearance, the seller lives in my city, and wants 5$ for the fork i dont think it is anything valuable, but i am curoius
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Perhaps British path racer fork? These were often drilled for a brake, as riders could only afford one bike. They'd ride it with a brake for commuting and such, then remove it for racing on a track.
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