Brian Samson wrote:
> I recently picked up a 1972 Cinelli SC with a damaged fork crown. With
> these SC forks, the weak link seems to be the the sloping part of the
> crown, which has been bent back and cracked. The frame, fork tubes and
> steering tube seem fine. I am wondering about the feasiblity of
> repairing the fork by replacing the crown. Would anyone know whether
> these fork crowns are available anywhere, and who might be willing and
> able to take on this repair?
The only ones you're likely to find are old stock -- they do show up (rarely) on eBay. Similar, albeit not identical crowns were made by Everest in Taiwan, but I'm not sure how easy it is to get them. Nova Cycle Supply seems to not stock them anymore.
In any case, the internal plug type crowns seemed to have more failure issues than external socket crowns, and despite their cool looks were not popular among builders.
If you wish to keep the original look, you may have to find a used Cinelli fork.
John Thompson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Appleton WI USA