April 10, 2008

A new look?

Built this fork for Sanford, who *really* wanted tapering blades. Unfortunately, his frame required the fork be suspension corrected, and since the blades are only 420mm long (enough for a ~450mm fork, but not a 480mm one, like what he needed) we came up with a new look – a much more sloping crown. I think it’s kinda cool, and it definitely makes it possible to do a 465-470mm fork without moving the crown race up high like this one. So rejoice, tapering blade afficionados: I can now build squishy-fork length tapering forks.

As a side note, Ansel Adams ain’t got nothin’ on me. This looks like a bad mug shot, as if the fork had held up a liquor store, then been beaten to a fluxy pulp by the LAPD. I need to avoid taking pictures of stuff against dirty white walls, and the dog hair covered throw rug isn’t helping. But the fork is cool, I think. I’ll try to get a better picture of it when it’s back from the powdercoater.