RE: [CR] Bike Cult Site , drilled fork tips


From: "Dennis Ryan" <angroch@insightbb.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: RE: [CR] Bike Cult Site , drilled fork tips
Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2003 10:29:45 -0400
In-Reply-To: <00b401c33348$271734c0$e64efea9@oemcomputer>


I don't recall ever seeing a Campagnolo (or any) fork tip drilled for fenders like the one on the Bike Cult site (http://bikecult.com/works/dropouts.html) ... Maybe I'm just squeamish, but I don't like the look of it. I know that's a strong area, and a Schwinn fork to boot, but it also receives very high stress. Wouldn't the torque from the spinning wheel tend to compress that very area? And that's not considering the additional stress of bumps, etc. Not that I'd ever do it, but what if one came across such a frame? It just seems like one of the less intelligent places to drill a hole on a bicycle.

Dennis Ryan
Louisville, KY