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anyone running a steel fork with an AL or carbon frame?(5 posts)

anyone running a steel fork with an AL or carbon frame?gtx
Nov 20, 2003 9:27 AM
Curious... I know Colnago used to spec a steel fork with the first C40s, or at least that's how some pros were running them. I'm thinking a steel fork might look a bit odd on an big-tubed AL frame. Are there any steel tubing manufacturers that make oversized steel fork blades?
my first road bike ever - 87 Klein QuantumPmbH
Nov 20, 2003 9:51 AM
It had an AL frame and steel fork. Everything about bikes has changed so much since 87 that I can't compare it to a modern bike... It looked odd at the time, but any AL frame looked strange in 87. I don't think anyone was doing forks in AL at that time.
Thinking back, I used to get SO many nasty comments from snooty bikers back then. Seemed most of the cycling world hated 74 degree HT/ST angles and AL frames at that time.
my first road bike ever - 87 Klein Quantumgtx
Nov 20, 2003 10:25 AM
I still have a Klein brochure from about 1984 or so. I used to stare at those pics--great photos of 'em built up with Campy Super Record. A friend had two of them and loved the weight--even built them up with the Campy ti bb and pedals, etc.--but hated the ride/geometry and sold 'em.
My fondy has a steel fork!!!!funknuggets
Nov 20, 2003 11:50 AM
I found it more compliant then the cf I have for it... I swear that steel fork will give a lot more. So, for the big stuff, it feels a lot better. It doesn't minimize the road vibration as well ... but I think it gives the bike a classy look.

Nov 20, 2003 2:58 PM
low end KHS used to come with welded 531 fork (I think they still use it on fixie) here's the pic