> Chuck Brooks, a fine fellow indeed, wrote:
> I uncovered some more things I didn't know I had and
> will probably never use!
> Both of these forks are NEW (at least they
> certainly look new) and have
> 26.4mm crowns and ~45mm of rake. I can have
> pictures tomorrow (if the weather
> 1) TANGE - Fully chromed - I'm guessing late 70's
> early '80's? Steerer
> length is 147mm with about 34mm of threads. It
> looks like a Microfusion crown
> (only I know it's not) and has the "Cinelli
> Lookalike" tabs on the inside of the
> legs. Tange dropouts (did you expect Campagnolo?).
> $30.00 (shipped).
> 2) ROSSIN - 1/2 chrome - I guess late '80's on this
> one? - 200mm steerer
> w/53mm of threads - "R" engraved on top of
> semi-sloping fork crown - Campagnolo
> dropouts - the "other half" of the fork is white
> with black "drippings" - I
> bought this fork about 12-13 years ago as I had a
> Ciocc which needed a fork and I
> was going to send frame and fork to Franklin for new
> paint. Sold the Ciocc
> w/o fork and forgot about this fork!! Reference
> point - this fork weighs about
> 2/3 of the Tange fork even though it has more than
> 50mm of steerer! $75.00
> +++++++++ (the funk-master Special alternative:
> What's cool about Chuck's post is that it allows me
> to set a reasonable (?) price and to offer -- just
> to this list -- a much less common, Genuine 531
> taper gauge fork, chrome crown and > 8" (~21 cm) of
> chrome tip, forged Shimano ends, English threading,
> 7" (18 cm) steerer. Downsides? Well, the
> triangular decals are pretty much just outlines now,
> and the color is the same putrid lime (light
> metallic olive drab?) as the Sears it came off. :-)
> Domed blade ends at drop-outs, some file marks
> visible through chrome, for that prized
> quasi-bike-boom-Italian effect. You can even read
> most of the word "Reynolds" on the base of the
> steerer. Fork survived a collision last summer that
> bent the top and down tubes. Seems straight, or
> nearly so.
> $50 shipped in ConUS. Less than Chuck's ROSSIN, more
> than the Tange.
> Just don't ask me to ship it before Christmas...
> harvey sachs
> mcLean VA
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