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Anyone using integrated fork on regular frame?(8 posts)

Anyone using integrated fork on regular frame?Nessism
Dec 4, 2003 4:34 PM
I'm a big fan of the Columbus Muscle fork but they don't make a non-integrated 1-1/8" version. Anyone have any photos showing an integrated fork on a non-integrated frame? Please post them if possible.


re: Anyone using integrated fork on regular frame?swvegg
Dec 4, 2003 5:02 PM
Saturn used them on their Lemond Tete de Courses.
Hey- that looks sweet!CritLover
Dec 4, 2003 8:47 PM
I never knew you could do that. I gotta get me one.

re: Anyone using integrated fork on regular frame?Steve Bailey
Dec 4, 2003 6:00 PM
The fork doesn't care if the headset/headtube combo is integrated or not. It's still a fork designed for threadless.

Yea, but...Nessism
Dec 4, 2003 9:00 PM
A friend once told me..."it doesn't matter what it is, if it's ugly, all bets are off?"

Good advice.

Yea, but...Steve Bailey
Dec 5, 2003 6:18 AM
Very true, but....

The definition of ugly seems to be variable and dependent on how much money you just spent for the latest and greatest upgrade.

Case in point:

The craze/move to carbon forks saw countless black Profiles/Looks/etc... forks getting mounted on wonderfully painted Colnago's, Kleins, etc... all that had matching forks - in aluminum or steel. Yet beceause the upgrade cost a lot, for little actual benefit, it didn't look ugly.

Ditto the move to carbon cranks, which do not look as nice as the polished Ultegra/DA/Record cranks that were OEM and that matched the rest of the drive train. If you paid a lot, it ain't ugly.

Fortunatly, the typical frame with integrated comes with a nice matching carbon fork, thue there's no upgrade issues. How much better is a Profile carbon fork over a Bontrager/Trek carbon fork that came with my Lemond Victorie ?. None, thus the OEM fork - that looks like it belongs , will stay.

Which begs the question of the original post - why would someone want to swap a fork on an integrated system, where the OEM probably looks great and more importantly, works just fine ?.

Colorado Cyclist is closing out non-intergraded....Juanmoretime
Dec 5, 2003 3:41 AM
Columbus 1 - 1/8 Muscle forks. Go to their website and look under close outs.
Colorado Cyclist is closing out non-intergraded....Nessism
Dec 5, 2003 8:26 AM
I've been told that Columbus does not make a non-integrated 1-1/8" Muscle fork. The CC close out is for integrated...thus my origional question.