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Ouzo forks (1") with carbon steerer -- noodly?(3 posts)

Ouzo forks (1") with carbon steerer -- noodly?Cman
May 1, 2001 3:14 PM
Has anyone noticed more-than-normal lateral flex on the Ouzo pro fork with 1" carbon steerer? I don't think the flex is coming from the bars, as the flex is pretty significant even when I hold the tops near the stem and pull laterally. I ride a Cinelli Alter stem (which is incredibly stiff) with no spacers and feel very unsure of the fork's stability on rough roads and fast decents.

I know some would recommend a 1 1/8" steerer, but I don't really want to replace my frame with one that has a 1 1/8 head tube. I hate to scrap the Ouzo (I like the feel other than the steerer flex), but I may just have to. Any suggestions on a fix or a good replacement fork?
Funny you should mention thisJ.S.
May 1, 2001 4:12 PM
I train and race with ALOT of guys that run this fork(they are manufactured just down the road) and I swore I could see their forks wobbling side to side while riding next to them. I chalked it up to the narrow blades but never mentioned it as people can become a bit testy when pointing out deficiences with their equipment. Again, It didn't appear to be a steerer problem, but the narrow leg profile. I have heard good thing about the Look HSC 3.
re: Yes and noSteveS
May 1, 2001 4:16 PM
My first Ouzo Pro rode beautifully but I saw a friend flex the heck out of my handlebars, so I do think it has to do with the steerer and not with the fork legs. My current Ouzo Pro has a chromoly steer and it rides beautifully too, but there is no flex at the handlebars. In your case, don't use any spacers, if possible, and that might help a little bit.