I just wondered if anyone knows what the average 'crown to axle' front fork measurement would be for a vintage road bike (50s Mercian). The frame I bought doesn't have forks and I just bought the most perfect looking vintage pair on ebay, the seller said they was originally for 26" wheels but 27" would fit. I'm planning on using 700c wheels.
I'm hoping the forks will arrive today, but now I'm concerned that they will be too small and throw the geometry of the bike off even if wheels and brakes fit.
I need to work out if its worth paying lots of money for respray and a bike shop to build up my bike with these forks.
If you are interested the forks are here:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... K:MEWAX:IT