looking for carbon fork with these specs.

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Peri B., Feb 22, 2003.

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  1. Peri B.

    Peri B. Guest

    I have been looking everywhere for something that will match what I need in a carbon fork.

    One: carbon fork two: steel or aluminum steerer (absolutely no carbon steerer at all) three: 1" inch
    steerer four: 40~45 rake *five: steerer uncut must be at least 310mm or greater to be long enough.
    six: don't want to rob a bank or take out a second mortage for this either.

    I have found some that there are some that are long enough, but have a 1 1/8" steerer; would I be
    able to use a 1 1/8th steerer in my road bike frame? As it is now, it is setup with a 1" threaded
    headset. I am looking for a carbon for that will carry a 195lbs guy around.

    Time, Reynolds, Look, and etc.

    Thanks, Perry Broste
     
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  2. Scic

    Scic Guest

    >From: [email protected]

    >six: don't want to rob a bank or take out a second mortage for this either.

    Then take a look at "Weyless" carbon forks.

    Sig Chicago
     
  3. Pete Biggs

    Pete Biggs Guest

    Peri B. wrote:
    > I have been looking everywhere for something that will match what I need in a carbon fork.
    >
    > One: carbon fork two: steel or aluminum steerer (absolutely no carbon steerer at all) three: 1"
    > inch steerer four: 40~45 rake *five: steerer uncut must be at least 310mm or greater to be long
    > enough. six: don't want to rob a bank or take out a second mortage for this either.

    Could you use a 300mm steerer with a high rise stem or steerer extender? ...Checkout all the
    available stems before answering :)

    If so, ITM Snyper would fit the bill: carbon blades (straight or curved), 1" al threadless steerer,
    rake between 40 and 45, 548 grams, inexpensive. Could order from the UK if can't find it or a
    suitable alternative elswehere.

    > I have found some that there are some that are long enough, but have a 1 1/8" steerer; would I be
    > able to use a 1 1/8th steerer in my [1"]
    road
    > bike frame?

    No.

    ~PB
     
  4. I've a better idea.

    Get a steel fork and lose a couple of pounds of weight.
     
  5. Peri B.

    Peri B. Guest

    Ok, I would but I am already well below the "posted" average weight for my height bone-head. I
    amd 6'5" tall at 195lbs. I am skinny/thin as a rail, the wind blows threw me. I would think that
    most technical people could tell that I am tall, because otherwise I would not be looking for a
    ex-long steerer.

    Thanks, Perry

    "Gearóid Ó Laoi, Garry Lee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > I've a better idea.
    >
    > Get a steel fork and lose a couple of pounds of weight.
     
  6. > *five: steerer uncut must be at least 310mm or greater to be long enough.

    This is a potential problem area, as no manufacturer that I know of is willing to say that it's safe
    to have more than 40mm of spacers underneath the stem. If you need it 310mm because your frame is
    very tall, that's not an issue, but if the idea is to run a ton of spacers underneath it, and you're
    a relatively strong rider, it might not be a good idea.

    --Mike-- Chain Reaction Bicycles http://www.ChainReactionBicycles.com
     
  7. Russell

    Russell Guest

    [email protected] (Peri B.) wrote in message
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    > I have been looking everywhere for something that will match what I need in a carbon fork.

    You mean WANT. :)

    I imagine there are many forks that meet your wants, as long as you are willing to switch over to a
    threadless headset (and purchse the requisite new stem as well.)

    As has already been mentioned, no, you cannot install a 1 1/8" fork on your existing frame.

    Russell
     
  8. Mark Hickey

    Mark Hickey Guest

    [email protected] (Peri B.) wrote:

    >I have been looking everywhere for something that will match what I need in a carbon fork.
    >
    >One: carbon fork two: steel or aluminum steerer (absolutely no carbon steerer at all) three: 1"
    >inch steerer four: 40~45 rake *five: steerer uncut must be at least 310mm or greater to be long
    >enough. six: don't want to rob a bank or take out a second mortage for this either.
    >
    >I have found some that there are some that are long enough, but have a 1 1/8" steerer; would I be
    >able to use a 1 1/8th steerer in my road bike frame? As it is now, it is setup with a 1" threaded
    >headset. I am looking for a carbon for that will carry a 195lbs guy around.
    >
    >Time, Reynolds, Look, and etc.

    The only one I'm aware of that meets all the above would be the Wound Up, which can be ordered with
    an (extra cost) 400mm 1" steer tube in steel.

    The Reynolds Alpha Q forks are available in 1" 350mm this year, but they're all carbon.

    Mark Hickey Habanero Cycles http://www.habcycles.com Home of the $695 ti frame
     
  9. > The only one I'm aware of that meets all the above would be the Wound Up, which can be ordered
    > with an (extra cost) 400mm 1" steer tube in steel.

    Mark: Does Wound Up say that it's OK to use more than 40mm of spacers under the stem though?

    --Mike-- Chain Reaction Bicycles http://www.ChainReactionBicycles.com
     
  10. Mark Hickey

    Mark Hickey Guest

    "Mike Jacoubowsky" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >> The only one I'm aware of that meets all the above would be the Wound Up, which can be ordered
    >> with an (extra cost) 400mm 1" steer tube in steel.
    >
    >Mark: Does Wound Up say that it's OK to use more than 40mm of spacers under the stem though?

    I believe that you can do that with their CARBON FIBER steer tube forks (I was quite shocked at the
    spec). I can only imagine you can do the same with the steel steer tube forks.

    I'm fairly certain the spec is ~4cm of spacers, but it is from memory (can't seem to find the
    spec now).

    Mark Hickey Habanero Cycles http://www.habcycles.com Home of the $695 ti frame
     
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