[CR] Offset fork crowns: why?

(Example: Framebuilders:Doug Fattic)

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From: "Jon Spangler" <hudsonspangler@earthlink.net>
Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2009 14:03:24 -0800
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR] Offset fork crowns: why?


I have never seen an explanation of why a builder would use an offset fork crown instead of a non-offset/"centered" one. Could someone please satisfy my curiosity? The several postings I saw in the archives are devoted to identifying the various Specialized bikes, but none describe any of the merits of using an offset crown.


Jon Spangler Curious in Alameda, CA USA

On Feb 3, 2009, at 11:52 PM, <classicrendezvous-request@bikelist.org> <classicrendezvous-request@bikelist.org> wrote:
> Message: 11
> Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2009 20:03:51 -0800
> From: jeffrey piwonka <jmpiwonka@yahoo.com>
> Subject: Re: [CR] A question about the early '84 Specialized Allez SE
> To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>, Daniel Gonzalez
> <dannyg1@mail.com>
> Message-ID: <798814.77727.qm@web82702.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
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> i think the 3rensho clue lies in the offset fork crown.
> http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/Randy+Dugan/allez/
> IMG_2285.JPG.html
> Jeff Piwonka
> Austin, Texas USA

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