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The UPS man just dropped it off, and it is nice looking. It's just like the canti version, but instead of cantis has a sweet looking disc mount that wraps around the leg. Weight is a feathery 653g (1 1/8" x 310mm steerer). I can't wait to ride it!
 

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Tony,

How much did it cost ya and where did you get it?
 

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Tony Montana said:
The UPS man just dropped it off, and it is nice looking. It's just like the canti version, but instead of cantis has a sweet looking disc mount that wraps around the leg. Weight is a feathery 653g (1 1/8" x 310mm steerer). I can't wait to ride it!
post a pic if you can. my wound up canti fork is on order - but it will be a few weeks since i asked for it without the clearcoat... seeing yours would help to pass the time ;-)
 

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Pictures!

Sorry for the poor picture quality, our digital camera is stone age. The disc mount on this fork is two welded pieces, but I'm told that it will be a solid machined piece on the production forks. AJS: We're an OEM so I got it directly from Wound-Up and therfore I can't tell you what it cost.

Now I've just got to sell my old rig to pay for the rest of the build kit!
 

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Ok I see a frame jig.

You must "be" or "work for" a frame builder. Who?

I'm in the same boat. I'm selling off everything to pay for my new stuff. Ventana presented me with a cross frame in my size (gee I wonder how that happened). The deal was just to good to pass up. I could have waited to build it up but noooooo. I had to build it now and with every trick part I could find. It turned out beautiful.

The other day I'm at Ventana picking up a customer's frame. I was talking with Teresa (Vs office honcho) and she asks me what color I want my new fs frame. Oh crap! I forgot I ordered a fs frame.

Geez I already blew my budget on the cross bike. No worries I'm leaving in a couple of hours to go pick up the new fs. Max that Visa out baby!

The worst part of this story is I haven't got to even ride my cross bike yet. I have not thrown a leg over a bike in more than 3 weeks. My wife is opening a new store and that's keeping me busy. Then my wife and I both got sick for about a week each. Now I feel better but it's dumping rain outside.

All dress up and no place to go! Man I need a ride.
 

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You got me.

Yup, that's our alignment table. I'll avoid doing a shameless plug, but if you click on my personal profile you can see who I am.

I'm planning on building this rig up with some really nice stuff, but it totally depends on how much I get for my old cross bike (the Visa is already maxed!)

Post a pic or at least a parts list of your cross bike if you get a chance.

As far as riding goes, I've got a one year old and he's keeping us plenty busy (not to mention that there's a fair amount of snow here). We're going to Gooseberry Mesa at the end of March so hopefully I can get the new cross rig together by then.
 

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Yup, that's our alignment table. I'll avoid doing a shameless plug, but if you click on my personal profile you can see who I am.
Saw your site earlier this week from a link from Kirk Frameworks (www.kirkframeworks.com). Now those Kirk frames are works of art -- well worth a look at the site. Check out the fillet brazing. Check out the custom cutout lugs. I was drooling.

I'm in the market for a nice steel frame and matched fork (don't want carbon). I was surprised to see that your steel fork costs as much as a Sibex Ti fork. Those TIG welds look really nice on the Overlander.
 

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Yup, that's our alignment table. I'll avoid doing a shameless plug, but if you click on my personal profile you can see who I am.
Very cool! I've been jonesing for one of your frames ever since I learned about you folks from the old calfee forum (same guy that's hosts the strong forum). Due to some unfortunate financial circumstances I had to go for a less expensive cross frame but one of yours is still on my list!


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As far as riding goes, I've got a one year old and he's keeping us plenty busy (not to mention that there's a fair amount of snow here).
I have a nine month old (our first) and you said a mouthful when you said they can keep you busy... Our boy is a blast to be sure - and he wears both the wife and I out on a daily basis! He's already got a thing for bikes - I think just because he sees how much we love them. Kids are just amazing eh?

Thanks for posting those pics. That fork looks really, really clean with just the one disc mount. Congrats. Can't wait to see the whole bike built up.
 

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Just wait.

It just keeps getting better with kids. In about 14 or 15 years they say stuff like, "Dad I don't want 105, I want Dura Ace.". What's a dad to do? Buy em' Ultegra.
 

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Kids, cross pics, forks, etc

Guys, thanks for the kind words re: our frames and welds. It's fun work and I get to meet some really cool people. Our forks are spendy, mostly because they take a lot of time to build (believe it or not, nearly as much time as a frame). I second your advice on checking out Kirk Frameworks. Dave's a good guy, a great friend, and a very talented framebuilder.

This is my wife and my first baby as well; it is the coolest thing I've ever done. He was just big enough to ride in our trailer at the end of last season so we scrambled to get in as many road rides with him as we could. He really seemed to enjoy the scenery and it always lulled him to sleep. This season he'll be big enough for lots of road and some off road riding too. I can't wait!

Thanks for posting the pics, I'm going with the FSA cranks as well. BTW, That's sporting of Dad to compromise with the Ultegra parts! That kid is well outfitted.
 

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www-mtnpedaler-com said:
It just keeps getting better with kids. In about 14 or 15 years they say stuff like, "Dad I don't want 105, I want Dura Ace.". What's a dad to do? Buy em' Ultegra.
I'm a softy when it comes to sentimental stuff like family - so thoughts of my boy asking for stuff like that actually give me goose bumps. I can imagine that it does get better - thanks for a little sneak peak :)
 

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Mine just turned 2

And has a bike thing already. He always helps me clean my bike, but apparently he thinks his job is to strip-off all the sheets of a blue shop towel roll and then soak them with simple green/windex/pledge. Here he is a few months ago cleaning his "bike."


<img src="https://www.teamwhatley.com/baby/2143x.jpg">
 

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Couple of questions

Nice looking fork. What is the biggest tire it will clear. Will it clear Mutanoraptors? Also, I can't really tell from the picture, but how deep are the dropouts? Will they avoid the disc force pull out that seems to happen with down or rear slanted dropouts?

Thanks
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Lots of room

I just put a wheel and a Mutanoraptor in the fork and there's 4mm clearance on each side from the outermost lugs to the blades. On the top there's 17mm, which looks to be enough for a full wrap fender. There's more room in there than the steel fork that it is replacing! The dropouts are quite deep (on the order of 18mm), have lawyer tabs, and are directly in line with the fork blades so disc pullout should not be a problem (although I've never personally seen nor had a problem with it on any fork).
 
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