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Undrilled carbon fork.

Old 05-28-20, 01:55 PM
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Undrilled carbon fork.

Not much info online about the Ridley Oval.
I do know it's has an undrilled carbon/alloy 4ZA Ellyps fork.
Now I'm not wanting to be shouted at, so I wont suggest drilling it.

So, what pre-drilled fork would be a suitable replacement for the 4ZA Ellyps?

On a side note: the rear bridge is also undrilled, but is marked.
I wonder if that can be safely drilled?

Why the trouble, I've been looking for a light commuter I can hump up and down stairs.

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In reality, many carbon forks are actually drilled, then filled and painted in the crown area. A good poke with a sharp object on the back side may tell you if yours is such. Its easy then to remove the filler. I have encountered it a couple of times now.

Drilling the rear should be trivial if it is not already drilled, filled and painted.
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WOW ..... The Alpina is "Legendary carbon/aluminum fork"
I had no idea !
I don't know if I can ride fast enough for a "Legendary" fork.


I will say, that's a nice looking fork.
Thanks for the pointer.

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It's OK, it won't come off the bike if you go slow.
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It's OK, it won't come off the bike if you go slow.
It's growing Moss I worry about.
It gets on the brake track.
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I like Whisky...also there is a company called Whisky Parts Co. that makes excellent full carbon forks in tapered and non tapered steerers with all sorts of different brake types and reasonable tire clearance.
(truth be told I really don't drink much but couldn't pass up the joke)
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Originally Posted by Barry2 View Post
WOW ..... The Alpina is "Legendary carbon/aluminum fork"
I had no idea !
I don't know if I can ride fast enough for a "Legendary" fork.
No need to be a weirdo about it. I provided a link to exactly what you said you're looking for.

It's not my fault that you've never heard of something that's very familiar to most other people riding track bikes.
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The Alpina is a good, affordable product. I ride an Alpina fork and post on my Dolan track bike in the Men's "A's" at SDVA (cat 2 roadie)
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No need to be a weirdo about it. I provided a link to exactly what you said you're looking for.

It's not my fault that you've never heard of something that's very familiar to most other people riding track bikes.

Google humor please........... pretty please !
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Originally Posted by TMonk View Post
The Alpina is a good, affordable product. I ride an Alpina fork and post on my Dolan track bike in the Men's "A's" at SDVA (cat 2 roadie)
Even as a newbie, I do recognize it as a long term and trusted brand.

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Originally Posted by Barry2 View Post
Google humor please........... pretty please !
I know what humor is, you're just apparently not very good at it.
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Originally Posted by Barry2 View Post
Not much info online about the Ridley Oval.
I do know it's has an undrilled carbon/alloy 4ZA Ellyps fork.
Now I'm not wanting to be shouted at, so I wont suggest drilling it.

So, what pre-drilled fork would be a suitable replacement for the 4ZA Ellyps?

On a side note: the rear bridge is also undrilled, but is marked.
I wonder if that can be safely drilled?

Why the trouble, I've been looking for a light commuter I can hump up and down stairs.

Thanks

Barry
You should contact Ridley for their recommendation on whether the rear bridge can be safely drilled. They may refer you to a dealer that can do it in an "authorized manner". Personally I wouldn't drill it myself if I was at all concerned about safety or if I was concerned about voiding any warranty on the frame. If the frame suffers a catastrophic failure, any alterations made to the frame will certainly come into question. That's why I suggested contacting them. If it is OK to drill, having it done by them or an authorized dealer would maintain the warranty.
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
I know what humor is, you're just apparently not very good at it.
Wont be the last time I'm told that.
Being English I have a weird sense of humor.
I blame my mother. I also blame her for my left leg being attached on the tilt.

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i vote drill, drill it all, and post photos.
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By "photos" do you refer to the drilling process itself, or the subsequent dentist visit?
Maybe an animated GIF of the crash so you can watch it over and over again.

I don't even know what size to drill.
Pop a 1/2" hole in the fork, then wrap the brake bolt in tape until it's snug. What could go wrong!

I'm not feeling the love

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Another route would be an NJS brake adapter kit.
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Originally Posted by Barry2 View Post
Wont be the last time I'm told that.
Being English I have a weird sense of humor.
I blame my mother. I also blame her for my left leg being attached on the tilt.

Barry
In that case, you spelled humour wrong.

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