Re: [CR]re: riv lugs

(Example: History:Norris Lockley)

Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2006 14:48:59 -0800 (PST)
From: "Joe Starck" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]re: riv lugs
In-Reply-To: <>

--- Chuck Schmidt <> wrote:
> Mark Stonich wrote:
> >
> (snip)
> > The fork crown I just don't understand at all.
> Joe's modification
> > is IMHO an improvement over stock though.
> The holes in the fork crown always reminded me of
> those silly fifties
> Buick portholes.

It's the right number though, if it had one more or one less it'd be wrong.
> I was actually aghast when I first saw that crown.

I'd say "aghast" was how I felt when I first saw it too, Chuck. But I found a way to alter it sufficient to keep my blood flowing, and I came to understand more about its existence than those of you who aren't allowing more than a pea's-worth of dendrites to consider it. I think it's important that the top of the crown doesn't hold yet another silly crest or like brand emblem; that wing or sail is an inspiring form to pedal with. Below that, the crown is a solid hunk-o-metal, and that's inspiring too: it's manly as a Mack truck behind the caliper. The crown comes stock with side ovals, which I loathe; but I'm proud of my solution to my hatred there, because, CR people, there were cost constraints. For what you see on Grantersen's crown, it was only about fifty bucks. I challenge anybody to do better. The three circles or portholes or discs or saucers...can be thought of as three anything -- religion or baseball, whatever, but their position & size are intended to enjoin the manly space I set-off above the three dots with the open and unlimited wave below. Joe Starck Madison, WI USA

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