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Forkbuilding, round 2

Biplane fork mockup

Scratchbuilding a fork crown for the fork that’s going under the lightweight traditional (orc-style traditional) randonneuse that’s sitting in the wings along with my xtracycle replacement. A biplane fork from a couple of chunks of 1/8th inch sheet steel, a pair of lightweight oversized fork legs, a chunk of 1&0;1/8th" steertube to act as a sleeve around the steerer, and a unicrown crown race seat (plus, soon, some pieces of thin sheet steel for reinforcements to keep the legs from snapping off under load.)

I need to fabricate a die so I can press a curve into the bottom plate (to discourage the crown from folding up under load) before I start brazing things together, but that’s for another day.