Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Blog NEW Galleries NEW FAQ Contact About Impressum
It is currently Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:13 pm

All times are UTC+01:00





Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 2:23 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:08 am
Posts: 2292
Location: Pedal Square
Got myself a forkless CAAD4 frame :mrgreen:
Question is, which fork to use with it. There's the odd CAAD9 fork floating around, and lots of Synapse ones. Both have the "big crown" for lack of a better word, with about 5cm of diameter, where the internal headset bearing race is seated. The CAAD4 used an external headset though, those forks usually have a smaller crown.

Will a newer (internal headset) CAAD/Synapse fork work for the CAAD4, or what other budget oriented fork would you recommend? Thanks.

_________________
Bikes: Raw Ti, 650b flatbar CX


Top
   
PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 2:54 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:38 pm
Posts: 1788
Location: Welland, Ontario
Any 1 1/8 fork with the right offset (43mm I believe), should be OK.

The CAAD 4 frame takes an external threadless headset - Cane Creek S2 was the original.

_________________
There's sometimes a buggy.
How many drivers does a buggy have?

One.

So let's just say I'm drivin' this buggy...
and if you fix your attitude you can ride along with me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GekiIMh4ZkM


Top
   
Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 2:54 pm 


Top
   
 
PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 3:16 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:08 am
Posts: 2292
Location: Pedal Square
Ok, thanks.
Will it look very weird, using a fork with a crown for internal headset, though?

_________________
Bikes: Raw Ti, 650b flatbar CX


Top
   
PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 3:18 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 25, 2007 10:23 am
Posts: 1229
Location: Pack filler
it might be an optical illusion , but the slice forks on later models appear to have a beefier crown so it merges into the larger headtube better.

_________________
Official cafe stop tester


Top
   
PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:17 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:38 pm
Posts: 1788
Location: Welland, Ontario
The original fork had a non-integrated sloping crown. Possibly hard to find now. An integrated fork won't look too bad IMO and you probably don't have a choice.

_________________
There's sometimes a buggy.
How many drivers does a buggy have?

One.

So let's just say I'm drivin' this buggy...
and if you fix your attitude you can ride along with me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GekiIMh4ZkM


Top
   
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Lube external cam QR?

in Road

stockae92

1

257

Wed Aug 10, 2016 1:09 am

em3 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. External battery/portable charger options for Garmin

[ Go to page: 1 2 ]

in Road

colster

17

808

Sun Jun 11, 2017 1:52 pm

DutchMountains View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Removing external cable routing from carbon frames (Parlee)

in Road

grover

4

873

Thu Oct 13, 2016 3:04 am

kevosinn View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Internal cabling an FM-O66. Use liners??

in Road

Svetty

2

148

Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:25 pm

Marin View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. 3K bars with internal cabling

in Road

beanbiken

1

241

Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:52 am

beanbiken View the latest post


All times are UTC+01:00


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: audiojan, Baidu [Spider], Bing [Bot], Christono, efuentes, hack, hlvd, m9olo, MAsshole, wheelsONfire and 38 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited