Re: [CR]Drilling fork crown for brake attachment

(Example: Production Builders:Cinelli)

To: RaleighPro531@aol.com
From: "Steven L. Sheffield" <stevens@veloworks.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Drilling fork crown for brake attachment
Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2003 13:22:41 -0500
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

At Monday, 13 January 2003, RaleighPro531@aol.com wrote:
>In a message dated 1/13/2003 12:17:46 PM Eastern Standard Time,
>norbikes@hotmail.com writes:
>
>> Are there any caveats for drilling a track fork crown for a front
>> brake....? I have a dedicated track frameset that I want to use for fixed
>> gear training on the road. It's a Zeus crown with a pretty abbreviated
>> bridge---I'm thinking of just swapping out the fork for a drilled road
>> fork.
>> Thanx for any suggestions!
>>
>
>Swap the fork!
>You'll have:
>1) A properly drilled fork with clearance for the brake.
>2) The original unmolested fork, should that become important.
>3) If you get a fork with a bit longer steeerer you can maybe get a better
>position for road riding.

You'll also have a fork with longer legs and more offset, which will result in raising the front of the bike, slackening the headtube angle, and resulting in a variance in trail which can have a negative impact on the handling of the bike.

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