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Titanium Forks?(3 posts)

Titanium Forks?Rossconi
May 30, 2001 7:01 AM
I'm not a newbie to the sport, but I have question thats always puzzled me. Is there such a thing as a complete titanium fork?
I've heard rumours that Morati produce one, but I have never seen it. So does anyone know anything about this.
re: Titanium Forks?zelig1
May 30, 2001 7:26 AM
Both McMahon??(US) and Speedwell(UK) made Ti forks. I don't remember if that included both the fork crown and steerer but I think in the case of the former, it did. Not very cost effective betweent the cost of materials and machining/welding versus alternative materials.
beware McMahon fork: Failedclub
May 31, 2001 5:52 PM
I got one of dem, with the ti blades bonded into the aluminum crown. One leg pulled out on a ride. So I PC-7ed it back in, and drilled holes thru both blades and crowns and added pop rivets for extra insurance. Then I took it off my gofast road bike and put it on my go slow fixed gear, I'd rather have it fail at 20 mph than 50. Thing about McMahon, his stuff sucked. I also had 2 ti seatposts, both failed at the welds. His MTB suspension fork barely moved when I tried it. Good luck, his rep is right down there with Clark-Kent's.