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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:58 pm 
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I prefer the rake at the lower part of the fork blades, it should be a smooth continuous curve eg:

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but it's just a matter of taste.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:05 pm 
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It looks like a raleigh to me for some reason, 75 - 80


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Better fork image:
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:45 pm 
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...and also a slightly shaky one of dropouts - can't see the campy inscription but I promise it is really there!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:30 pm 
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......and I've actually just seen an IDENTICAL fork on an ebay Dynatech
here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Raleigh-Dyna- ... 416a53d427

Whilst my bike is clearly not Dynatech the fork similarity is 'interesting'. But as Dynatech were 1990/early 90s I need to think a bit more......


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:17 pm 
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Not sure you should think about the 90's :)

Those cable guides along the top tube sort of mark it out as an 80's frame, and an early 80's at that.

Those brazed on top tube guides arrived in the late 70's and not sure why.......they caught on the old "down below tackle" when stopping the bike pulling the cables and a a lot of electrical tape and screw on cable guides were used.................................then I left to go to university LOL

Looks like a custom built frame from the turn of the decade and into the 80's

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:10 am 
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jo1010 wrote:
......and I've actually just seen an IDENTICAL fork on an ebay Dynatech
here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Raleigh-Dyna- ... 416a53d427

Whilst my bike is clearly not Dynatech the fork similarity is 'interesting'. But as Dynatech were 1990/early 90s I need to think a bit more......


Not the same, those forks have a fully sloping crown, yours is semi sloping.

The blades have a similar shaped bend but I would think that's just the pre-bent shape as supplied by Reynolds.

Yours also is a bit odd with the bottom end of the blades cut off quite high.


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