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 Post subject: Pashley Trials Forks
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 5:48 pm 
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I saw these on Ebay and thought that they must have been modified?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pashley-Trial ... _391wt_958


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 Post subject: Re: Pashley Trials Forks
PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 6:30 pm 
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Don't know about Pashley but the new Cotic cyclocross forks have the brake caliper on the front


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 Post subject: Re: Pashley Trials Forks
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:56 am 
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I wonder what the advantage is?


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 Post subject: Re: Pashley Trials Forks
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:51 pm 
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couldnt see one on a steel or alu fork. Could see a theoretical use on a carbon fork with the radius being tighter less material being needs but couldnt see it being significant.

Maybe just coolness factor? Wonder if its significant that its on the wrong side? Do trials riders have their brake levers set up "goofy"?


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 Post subject: Re: Pashley Trials Forks
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:06 pm 
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The reason is that it stops the wheel pulling out of the dropout under braking forces.


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 Post subject: Re: Pashley Trials Forks
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:17 pm 
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They're that way round on Cotic forks so that it's easy to fit mudguards.


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 Post subject: Re: Pashley Trials Forks
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:50 pm 
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Pierre wrote:
They're that way round on Cotic forks so that it's easy to fit mudguards.


Mudguards on a cyclocross bike?


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 Post subject: Re: Pashley Trials Forks
PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:52 am 
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secret_squirrel wrote:
Wonder if its significant that its on the wrong side? Do trials riders have their brake levers set up "goofy"?


It's so the caliper fits, think about how a caliper mounts on the fork, if rotate the caliper round to the front of fork it'll foul, so to avoid this you put it on the other side.


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 Post subject: Re: Pashley Trials Forks
PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:03 am 
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Rob H wrote:
secret_squirrel wrote:
Wonder if its significant that its on the wrong side? Do trials riders have their brake levers set up "goofy"?


It's so the caliper fits, think about how a caliper mounts on the fork, if rotate the caliper round to the front of fork it'll foul, so to avoid this you put it on the other side.

Ahh makes sense after thinking about it for a while. My spatial awareness isn't the best.

Although presumably it depends on the caliper design as to how much of an issue it is.


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