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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:17 pm 
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legrandefromage wrote:
I had retro Time carbon forks on my even more retro Motobecane -


LGF: There's something about that - it just looks right. Any more pictures? And how does it ride compared to a steel fork?


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Rich34 wrote:
legrandefromage wrote:
I had retro Time carbon forks on my even more retro Motobecane -


LGF: There's something about that - it just looks right. Any more pictures? And how does it ride compared to a steel fork?


It was very fast - too small but somehow got me back into road bikes after some 10 years. It was running Campagnolo Xenon at the time. Long ago sold on.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:34 pm 
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here's another carbon fork (Time 'sprint') for you, and a sort of carbon frame too from 1994 (1" steerer also :wink:)

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:59 pm 
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Tel wrote:
As long as they look right aesthetically I don't have a problem.....

What colour is the Pina?


It's blue... The same blue (though slightly different decals - some small yellow abstract shapes amongst the typography) as this, though I hasten to add this is neither my picture or bike
http://gallery.roadbikereview.com/data/ ... /2/GP3.JPG

Thanks for all the replies. Of course there's no doubting the retroness of carbon, I just meant when viewed alongside some of the more mature rides that surface here :lol:

I love the straight bladed Time forks Mr Big Cheese. A new question then, what's the advantage of straight over curved forks? Is it just a style thing? Presumably the wheelbase effectively remains the same as the rake of the curved forks is matched by the angle of the straight fork...

Thinking aloud really :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:58 pm 
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My opinion ( purely aesthetic) is that if the frame came with a unicrown fork from the factory then exchanging it to a carbon fork looks good. I have done it before and enjoyed the ride. Personally I can't take a pretty lugged fork off a nice lugged frame. But it is your bike so do as you see fit. Post a pic and write about your experience with so others can enjoy.


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bykrydr65 wrote:
Personally I can't take a pretty lugged fork off a nice lugged frame.


That sounds like a pretty reasonable criteria


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riddim-track wrote:
bykrydr65 wrote:
Personally I can't take a pretty lugged fork off a nice lugged frame.


That sounds like a pretty reasonable criteria


Just as well my frame is sans lugs then ain't it :wink:


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