Re: [CR]Drilling fork crown for brake attachment

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From: "goodrichbikes" <>
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Subject: Re: [CR]Drilling fork crown for brake attachment
Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2003 14:24:42 -0600

Steven is correct that the geometry will be changed but in general not enough to make the bike unrideable. Make sure the fork is for short reach brakes to minimize the geometry changes. Also avoid a fork with a large amount of rake or offset.

Curt Goodrich Bicycles
607 NE 22nd Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55418

----- Original Message -----
From: "Steven L. Sheffield"
Sent: Monday, January 13, 2003 12:22 PM
Subject: Re: [CR]Drilling fork crown for brake attachment

> At Monday, 13 January 2003, wrote:
> >In a message dated 1/13/2003 12:17:46 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> > 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.
> --
> Steven L. Sheffield
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