May 24, 2013

Daniel – done

I rarely build unicrown forks but Daniel is the right size and the application is right (road) such that I liked the profile of some existing blades so we went with it. For full fenders (but no racks) and 28c tires, riding in any weather on both pavement and smooth dirt.

Geometry:
-73/73 head and seat tube angles.
-57cm toptube, 61cm seat tube (this thing would fit me perfectly!)
-Level/non sloping toptube for a semi-classic look (so a lugged crown fork might have looked more appropriate, but since it’s all TIG welded, we decided the unicrown was fine).
-43mm fork offset, 60mm trail.
-60cm front center, 42cm chainstays, 27.5cm bb height
-For long reach brakes, fenders, and up to 28c tires (actually, I bet 32s would fit).

Pretty straightforward, really. Built to fit Daniel, with some oversized pipes to keep her stiff and tracking well, which will hopefully serve him well for a long, long time.

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