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Old 06-14-08, 05:37 AM
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wound up fork

anyone have experience with wound up fork?
i am interested in one but some people said they have problem with the old one
if i were about to get one which one should i get?
how do i know which one is the old one and which one is the new one?

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Old 06-14-08, 07:40 AM
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Seems like you know more than us. What's wound up fork? Brand? Construction technique?
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Old 06-14-08, 08:01 AM
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Originally Posted by jimisnowhere View Post
Seems like you know more than us. What's wound up fork? Brand? Construction technique?
Why dont you use google, they arent uncommon.
He isnt here to tell you all about them...he just wants people's experience with them.

These forks look great and Ive only heard good things about them.
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Old 06-14-08, 08:31 AM
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they're great forks. the local custom frame that they make here use wound=up forks (broakland). I hear nothing but good things about em'!
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Old 06-14-08, 11:00 AM
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i see i'll try to get them then
would you recommend the one with steel steering tube or carbon steering tube
of course the one with carbon steering tube is lighter but maybe the steel one is stronger no?
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Old 06-14-08, 11:39 AM
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They use the carbon ones i believe (steel frames). Yes steel one is stronger but it's your call though.. depends how you ride your bike. Personally i'd go with the carbon.
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Old 06-14-08, 11:50 AM
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ill get the steel one then thank you people

oh 1 more question
would threadless headset work on threaded fork
i was thinking why not haha
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Old 06-14-08, 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by RaeFixie View Post
would threadless headset work on threaded fork
i was thinking why not haha
get a threadless fork. If you're dropping $300 (minimum) on a premium fancy fork, you might as well get the performance advantages that you're going to get with threadless. Otherwise you're really shooting yourself in the foot.

And, no, you can't use a threadless headset on a threaded fork. A threaded fork needs a threaded race to screw into, otherwise the bearings won't be properly positioned and loaded.
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Old 06-14-08, 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by dmg View Post
get a threadless fork. If you're dropping $300 (minimum) on a premium fancy fork, you might as well get the performance advantages that you're going to get with threadless. Otherwise you're really shooting yourself in the foot.

And, no, you can't use a threadless headset on a threaded fork. A threaded fork needs a threaded race to screw into, otherwise the bearings won't be properly positioned and loaded.
this fork will cost me less than 200 shipped to my house
thanks for the advice
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Old 06-14-08, 06:44 PM
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care to share where you can get a threaded one for $200?
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Old 06-14-08, 08:13 PM
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ebay just search for wound up
easy
its used but really good condition
i mean chipped stuff doesnt bother me as long as its strong
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Old 06-14-08, 08:24 PM
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Originally Posted by RaeFixie View Post
i mean chipped stuff doesnt bother me as long as its strong
YOU ARE CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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the carbon steer tube is not like other full carbon forks. The 1 1/8th can use the star nut that is used in aluminum steer tubes because the inside of the steer tube has thin aluminum and then is wrapped in carbon fiber
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Originally Posted by RaeFixie View Post
ebay just search for wound up
easy
its used but really good condition
i mean chipped stuff doesnt bother me as long as its strong
Ummm... chipped carbon should worry you.
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Old 06-15-08, 06:03 AM
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"Both forks are in nice condition with the odd scratch or chip in the lacquer, they are both in sound, very usable condition, with no compromises to strength."

should i worry about that, i thought it was only the coat so i shouldnt really worry about it
but i don't know
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Old 06-15-08, 08:17 AM
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trust me, used carbon fiber is bad news in general. ESPECIALLY when you can't check it for cracks/wear before buying.

also, people will say things to sell their stuff. do not buy.
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Old 06-15-08, 08:01 PM
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normal dings in the surface laquer of a carbon fork (the type that will naturally occur with use) will have no impact on the structural integrity of the fork.

used carbon fiber is no more "bad news" than any other material. you just use the same criteria to determine worth/quality.

carbon fiber has been used in all sorts of cycling applications for many many years. i've no idea why n00b fixie kids think it's going to explode under their awesomeness.
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Old 06-15-08, 08:43 PM
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i bought a used carbon fork and i love it. it was only $90 and its strong as hell. no problems.
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Originally Posted by eddiebrannan View Post
normal dings in the surface laquer of a carbon fork (the type that will naturally occur with use) will have no impact on the structural integrity of the fork.

used carbon fiber is no more "bad news" than any other material. you just use the same criteria to determine worth/quality.

carbon fiber has been used in all sorts of cycling applications for many many years. i've no idea why n00b fixie kids think it's going to explode under their awesomeness.
The problem here is not being able to check out the CF first-hand for cracks that the seller "mysteriously overlooked" or to see just how deep that "ding" really goes. Only a "n00b fixie kid" would buy used CF on the Internet, being gullible/naieve enough to believe a random merchant's description.

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My CF fork is dinged and scratched and works just fine. Would I try to resell it, hell no because of the damage I did to it. I will continue to ride on until I get some real sign of possible failure such as cracks coming from a ding or something else I feel is not right. Bought it off eBay used and the seller had a good return policy so I felt safe. It was in great condition when I got it. Just be careful with what you are buying because like peabodypride said CF needs inspection because everyone's eyes don't see things the same way.
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Old 06-22-08, 05:09 PM
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the carbon steer tube is not like other full carbon forks. The 1 1/8th can use the star nut that is used in aluminum steer tubes because the inside of the steer tube has thin aluminum and then is wrapped in carbon fiber
true.

wound-ups are high-quality bonded forks. very stiff torsionally. heavier than most other carbon forks. i got mine primarily out of curiosity when one presented itself at a silly price...i'd read the raves and wanted to check it out. replaced the OEM EC70 (w/alloy steerer and crown) on my sputnik.
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are decals easy to remove?
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are decals easy to remove?
mine was OEM on a Seven. apparently wound-up gave them the finished fork without decals and they applied them over the clearcoat, so yes...easy to remove. can't speak to the wound-up branded version...could very well be under the clear.
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I have a Wound Up on my bike.

It came with my frame when I purchased it.
The decals were removed and has some small cosmetic scratches.

Its a threaded steel tubed. Feels great on the road.
Its has a pattern running through the carbon, which is hard to capture on camera.
Looks like a cammo pattern sometimes.

Here are pics:






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Old 06-25-08, 06:51 AM
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i have one on my S+S coupled gangsta. great fork.
a light, quick sanding with 200 grit sandpaper takes the decals off. they're under the clear.
i'm priming and painting the fork anyway, so i'm not concerned about having scuffed the clear.
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