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Lovely bike, shame the forks spoil the build as they are IMO fugly

Matter of opinion though, if your happy with that's all good :D


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Lovely bike, shame the forks spoil the build as they are IMO fugly

Matter of opinion though, if your happy with that's all good :D

the fork is the highest point of that build. true high end, rare, great performing piece of cycling machinery.
i don't get it: an Orange, Kona or a Gt are praised as a beauties but that handmade by cyclist to the highest standards of performance groovy fork is seen as ugly... :shock:


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purplewicked wrote:
Neil G wrote:
Lovely bike, shame the forks spoil the build as they are IMO fugly

Matter of opinion though, if your happy with that's all good :D

the fork is the highest point of that build. true high end, rare, great performing piece of cycling machinery.
i don't get it: an Orange, Kona or a Gt are praised as a beauties but that handmade by cyclist to the highest standards of performance groovy fork is seen as ugly... :shock:


Well, that box fork is made after the heavy duty box fork of fcc, you know the one, made of reynolds 531 and such. IT was a fork intended for heavier riders, not so much for good looks- a very purpose built fork.

So I can understand many people not finding it aesthetically pleasing, while others worship anything that comes out of Groovy's doors :wink:

I like it, though I think it would look better without the decals, and installed on my 85 Fat :D


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while others worship anything that comes out of Groovy's doors


makes me wonder if exactly the same fork would be so highly coveted if it was on an appollo :lol:


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while others worship anything that comes out of Groovy's doors


makes me wonder if exactly the same fork would be so highly coveted if it was on an appollo :lol:



The majority is definitely on the fugly side, but I still like them, ultimate judgement will be reserved until their ridden though :) And I know you covet Apollos


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damn right . ive got one in the garden . at least thats what i think it is . its certainly pink and has semi horizontal dropouts so one day will get worked over and used to post a lap time at the pines :lol:

i saw some stickers on the bay a while ago and thought it would be a giggle putting them on the trailstar :lol:

as long as you like the forks thats all that matters


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GoldenEraMTB wrote:
purplewicked wrote:
Neil G wrote:
Lovely bike, shame the forks spoil the build as they are IMO fugly

Matter of opinion though, if your happy with that's all good :D

the fork is the highest point of that build. true high end, rare, great performing piece of cycling machinery.
i don't get it: an Orange, Kona or a Gt are praised as a beauties but that handmade by cyclist to the highest standards of performance groovy fork is seen as ugly... :shock:


Well, that box fork is made after the heavy duty box fork of fcc, you know the one, made of reynolds 531 and such. IT was a fork intended for heavier riders, not so much for good looks- a very purpose built fork.

So I can understand many people not finding it aesthetically pleasing, while others worship anything that comes out of Groovy's doors :wink:

I like it, though I think it would look better without the decals, and installed on my 85 Fat :D


i thought it was made after the smooth riding prestige FCC box crown... which flexed a lot.
form follows function. i don't like the decals but the straight legs finished in a scalloped way when touching the drop outs pleases me.
not to mention it rides better than my unicrown FCC fork.


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i thought it was made after the smooth riding prestige FCC box crown... which flexed a lot.
form follows function. i don't like the decals but the straight legs finished in a scalloped way when touching the drop outs pleases me.
not to mention it rides better than my unicrown FCC fork.


my information is second hand on this as I have not owned one myself. I had read that the box crown fcc fork was stronger...I wouldn't imagine it would be flexy. Fatmike has one or more...he's mostly over on vrc, but he's a member here as well.


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GoldenEraMTB wrote:
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i thought it was made after the smooth riding prestige FCC box crown... which flexed a lot.
form follows function. i don't like the decals but the straight legs finished in a scalloped way when touching the drop outs pleases me.
not to mention it rides better than my unicrown FCC fork.


my information is second hand on this as I have not owned one myself. I had read that the box crown fcc fork was stronger...I wouldn't imagine it would be flexy. Fatmike has one or more...he's mostly over on vrc, but he's a member here as well.


mendon, the mod there, has a prestige box crown. also in the VRC fat chance thread, this guy posted a pink graffiti wicked w/ a YO eddy fork. he mentions having also the box crown and the fork being supple and super comfortable to ride but not having enough room for big tires.
i never tried it myself. it came on the fat chance team which was a lightweight prestige frame.


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Neil G wrote:
Lovely bike, shame the forks spoil the build as they are IMO fugly

Matter of opinion though, if your happy with that's all good :D

the fork is the highest point of that build. true high end, rare, great performing piece of cycling machinery.
i don't get it: an Orange, Kona or a Gt are praised as a beauties but that handmade by cyclist to the highest standards of performance groovy fork is seen as ugly... :shock:


Rare and high end doesn't make something pretty...it's still an ugly fork


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