Which carbon fork...?

Paging Cougie, Jeffrey lady killer et al...

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03/03/2004 at 11:07
Hi guys,
after much deliberation, and missing out on a 2ndhand ti zepellin frame. I tried to fit my 700cc wheels to my redline ti mtb/cyclo cross bike. They fit!

So one Ti roadie machine coming up. I have most bits that I can pull off my old trek 1200, all but the forks.
So any recommendations for decent, light-ish, cheap carbon forks, 1 1/8 size...

Also I have seen some millenium all carbon forks on wiggle for a good price, but come in 1' ahead size and 11/8 integrated size. Can I use the integrated one on my std mtb 1 1/8 headset...?

cougie    pirate
03/03/2004 at 11:33
OOoh. This sounds interesting......

So what wheels did the frame have on before ? 26" ? Just thinking about drop for the calipers, but I think that you should be able to get some to fit on the rear. Some have deep drop anyway.

I've got a Look all carbon fork on my road bike and a carbon Giant Bladed fork on the TT bike.

I think most forks would be OK - or would the rake of the fork be an issue - ideally you don't want the shoe/wheel overlap ?

JLK is prob best to advise on the compatibility mallarkey though.
03/03/2004 at 11:38
yep 26-ers but rear has drilled seatstay 'cross-bar' for roadie canti's... always thought it'd fit and tried it last night... now it has!

Most mtb forks (sussers anyhow) don't have any rake so I'd think this would not be a problem..?

I just wondered what the diff between a 1 1/8 ahead and a 1 1/8 integrated syst is.. I know the integrated one has the headset cups fully buried in the frame, but didn't realise this 'altered' or needed different forks in any way...
cougie    pirate
03/03/2004 at 11:44
I think the fork is the same. But an expert bikeshop person should be able to confirm this. Sounds like a nice piece of kit !
03/03/2004 at 11:46
wasn't using it too much as a mtb, what with all the other ones I've got... and I like little build projects...
03/03/2004 at 11:46
cougie    pirate
03/03/2004 at 11:48
Cheeky leopards ! ;-)
03/03/2004 at 11:49
There is no hope eh...!

So JJ, got a bike yet...?
03/03/2004 at 11:50
's in the garage, but I can't get the door open.

an' it's cold out.
03/03/2004 at 11:52
excuses excuses excuses.....

cougie    pirate
03/03/2004 at 14:20
Bump ! So JLK sees it.
03/03/2004 at 14:26
Ta Cougster...
but already had an email conversation... apparently there are differences.. integrated forks seem to have wider stanchions at top as then sit outside the headtube, compared to std ahead ones...

asthetically different at least...!
cougie    pirate
03/03/2004 at 14:33
Well, you live and learn eh ?

Technology ! I'm back off to my simple fixed wheel steel machine. (with guards !)
03/03/2004 at 14:43
and I'm back to trying to find a nice cheap, lightweight carbon fork again!!
03/03/2004 at 15:26
MUT, ive just replied to your email regarding the forks.

il ive parlato poco un italiano benchè lo stimassi potrebbe avere certo divertimento con quell'attrezzo di lingua!!

03/03/2004 at 15:30
Doesn't transalte back very well, jeffery!

the ive spoken an Italian little benchè you estimated it could have sure divertimento with that tool of language!!

04/03/2004 at 08:13
Apart from the pose value I don't know why people put carbon forks on road bikes unless they make sure they have a carbon steerer too. I've got carbon forks with carbon steerers MM and they are super light. I also have a brand new pair (canti bosses though) with a steel steerer. These are actually heavier than another new spare set of aluminium forks....but they also have canti bosses.

I do TTs and RRs on my 'cross bikes (mmm Airborne twins) and just change the tyres/chainrings. If your redline has canti-bosses I wouldn't convert it to road brakes, stick with canti and you still have a 'cross bike!
04/03/2004 at 08:57
cheers... but I was looking at a carbon steerer as well!

Yes to canti bosses (on the rear at least!) Just was wondering about fitment of canti's don't know if V brakes would reach the 700cc wheel instead of the more usual 26-er...
04/03/2004 at 09:27
If you have 700c forks then v-brakes will work togeather with them, as would cantis.
04/03/2004 at 09:29
j, oh dear! it does'nt!!

I think ill give up on the italian and go back to speaking b.....k's!!
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