January 29, 2013

QR15 part 2 – taper

Yes, if you want a fork with my trademark tapered blades (which are 14mm at the tip) and you want a 15mm axle, the axle is actually bigger than the fork blade. And yes, it starts to look a bit goofy.

I’ve removed most of the hood (see what a fork with non-tapered 1 1/8  blades looks like with these dropouts here) to mitigate this somewhat. I can’t turn down the dropout much further on the lathe without making the axle and spacers not fit properly – so this is pretty much what it’s going to look like unless I make my own axle spacers as well (which is an option, perhaps) in the future.

So tapered+QR15? No problem.