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With the advent of suspension forks, the "art" of the fork crown has mostly disappeared. In the early 80's and into the 90's there were some really impressive crowns used by different bike makers. What are your favorites?

One of mine was the original Ritchey fork. These were impressive looking, and took a lot of time and effort to make. They were only around from about 1980-1983.

 

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Naturally, I'm partial to this one. I like the Uniklein forks but mitred ones rule. The Uniklein was a better fork structurally, but not visually. I'm also partial to the a grellow Yo Eddy Crown, was that box crown I'm thinking of?

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what if my favorite crowns are the type that bolt on?

anyone have pics of the lugged ritchey crowns?
 

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laffeaux said:
With the advent of suspension forks, the "art" of the fork crown has mostly disappeared. In the early 80's and into the 90's there were some really impressive crowns used by different bike makers. What are your favorites?

One of mine was the original Ritchey fork. These were impressive looking, and took a lot of time and effort to make. They were only around from about 1980-1983.

All good so far. My personal favorite Grove Hardcore.
 

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Here's one of my favorites, '93 MB1 Ritchey designed lugged crown :D

 

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kb11 said:
Here's one of my favorites, '93 MB1 Ritchey designed lugged crown :D

Thats the bixby bridge crown. Credit where credit is due. ;)

https://www.pomlodging.com/images/pic_bixbybridge.jpg

My favorite crowns:

Type II by Charlie Cunningham or Steve Potts (best fork ends are a Type II by Steve Potts)
Ritchey Unicrown fillet-brazed
Ritchey bi-plane as shown above
Salsa bi-plane
Fat Box Crown

Here's the real early version of Tom Ritchey's circa '79:

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you want fork crowns? watch the pegoretti luigino.
flat crowns rule! sachs, de rosa, rivendells are cool as well.

susp. forks..oy.
 

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The old Mountain Goat crowns always looked nice with the little goat heads on 'em. I of course don't own one so I have no picture to provide :madman:
 

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One-piece Salsa crown
<img src=https://www.firstflightbikes.com/_borders/SalsaCrownTop.JPG>

same crown
<img src=https://www.firstflightbikes.com/_borders/ScoboniFork.JPG>

Ross Shafer-built pre-Salsa
<img src=https://www.firstflightbikes.com/_borders/RedBushFork.JPG>

Goat biplane
<img src=https://www.firstflightbikes.com/_borders/CamoGoatFork.JPG>

Goat embossed
<img src=https://www.firstflightbikes.com/_borders/83GoatFork.JPG>
 
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