Speaking of Carbon Forks...



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Gary Jacobson

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One poster asked how big a tire the Oozo carbon fork can handle.

I wonder when a carbon fiber fork with drop out eyelets and clearance for fenders and 57 reach side
pull brakes will one available as aftermarket item. So far it looks like they are only available to
builders. Marinoni uses such a fork- it can handle a fender and a 23 width tire. Also some British
builders seem to spec carbon forks for their audax bikes. But I haven't found any "major" brand
carbon fork manufacturers that offer anything that would handle a 25 Michelin, side pull brakes,
and a fender.

Having raised this issue, I should add that I doubt that as a enthusiastic recreational cyclist I
have appreciated a benefit from changing to a carbon fiber fork on my classic lugged Bianchi race
frame. None the less, having the option to use a carbon fork and saving 1/2 lb. (that's what I've
been told the conversion saved me) would be a nice option for riders using fat tires and fenders.

Gary Jacobson Rosendale, NY
 
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Frank Jaworski

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These fenders will fit and look as cool as is possible for a fender

http://www.wallbike.com/Berthoud/fenders.html

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"Gary Jacobson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> One poster asked how big a tire the Oozo carbon fork can handle.
>
> I wonder when a carbon fiber fork with drop out eyelets and clearance for fenders and 57 reach
> side pull brakes will one available as aftermarket item. So far it looks like they are only
> available to builders. Marinoni uses
such
> a fork- it can handle a fender and a 23 width tire. Also some British builders seem to spec carbon
> forks for their audax
bikes.
> But I haven't found any "major" brand carbon fork manufacturers that offer anything that would
> handle a 25 Michelin, side pull brakes, and a fender.
>
> Having raised this issue, I should add that I doubt that as a
enthusiastic
> recreational cyclist I have appreciated a benefit from changing to a
carbon
> fiber fork on my classic lugged Bianchi race frame. None the less, having the option to use a
> carbon fork and saving 1/2 lb. (that's what I've been told the conversion saved me) would be a
> nice option for riders using fat tires and fenders.
>
> Gary Jacobson Rosendale, NY
>
 
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Garyg

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Yeah, those are pretty cool, but shouldn't the struts and other mounting hardware be made
from titanium?

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"Frank Jaworski" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
> These fenders will fit and look as cool as is possible for a fender
>
> http://www.wallbike.com/Berthoud/fenders.html
>
> Frank
>
> "Gary Jacobson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]...
> > One poster asked how big a tire the Oozo carbon fork can handle.
> >
> > I wonder when a carbon fiber fork with drop out eyelets and clearance
for
> > fenders and 57 reach side pull brakes will one available as aftermarket item. So far it looks
> > like they are only available to builders. Marinoni uses
> such
> > a fork- it can handle a fender and a 23 width tire. Also some British builders seem to spec
> > carbon forks for their audax
> bikes.
> > But I haven't found any "major" brand carbon fork manufacturers that
offer
> > anything that would handle a 25 Michelin, side pull brakes, and a
fender.
> >
> > Having raised this issue, I should add that I doubt that as a
> enthusiastic
> > recreational cyclist I have appreciated a benefit from changing to a
> carbon
> > fiber fork on my classic lugged Bianchi race frame. None the less,
having
> > the option to use a carbon fork and saving 1/2 lb. (that's what I've
been
> > told the conversion saved me) would be a nice option for riders using
fat
> > tires and fenders.
> >
> > Gary Jacobson Rosendale, NY
> >
> >
> >
>
 
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