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Columbus Muscle Fork and Cinelli Solido Stem...(2 posts)

Columbus Muscle Fork and Cinelli Solido Stem...Cima Coppi
Sep 27, 2001 10:05 AM
Hello everyone,

I hate to beat a dead horse on the fork upgrade issue, but I have not seen any postings on the Columbus Muscle fork. I'm considering upgrading to it and complementing it with the Cinelli Solido stem. Does anyone know of issues I may encounter with this combo? I have read of some combinations of stems and carbon steerer forks are not recommended, but I have not read about this combo.

The Ti mesh built into the Muscle fork looks very intriguing, and it would seem to add strength to the blades.

As always, your opinions are greatly appreciated.


re: Columbus Muscle Fork and Cinelli Solido Stem...Highgear
Sep 28, 2001 4:40 PM
I have the Muscle fork with a 3T Forgie stem on my CYFAC. My fork is the 1-1/8 model, I don't think they are in the states yet. The fork performs well but I did have problems with the headset loosening during the first few rides. I'm sure it was due to the fact that I hesitated to tighten the stem past a certain point due to envitions I had of crushing the tube. After about the fith time I really cranked on it and it has stayed tight since. I would go with a stem that has two bolts, that way you'll get a more even grab of the steerer tube. I have to say, if I was to do it again, I would have ordered it with an aluminum steerer. That way I could use a star nut instead of the expander type you get with the carbon.