columbus grammy fork

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dogg
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by dogg

does anyone have experience with this fork?

i am seeking a replacement, or rather upgrade for my chinese 066SL and this seems to fit the bill, quite light as well as affordable.

the one thing i am most curious about is the tire clearance. i run 28mm tires exclusively so it needs to clear that with at least a bit of room.

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Grill
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by Grill

I have one on my Wyndy. Absolutely love it. Light and stiff. Pretty sure it will accommodate 28mm, but I'll check when I get home.

Grill
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by Grill

Looks to have plenty of room. Currently on Enve 6.7 with Schwalbe Ultremo HT 22mm tubs.
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dogg
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by dogg

thanks grill, by chance could you measure the width between the inside of the fork blades on either side of the tire? it would be greatly appreciated

Grill
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by Grill

Looks to be 35mm at the narrowest.

syncmaster
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by syncmaster

Any reason you want to upgrade the 066sl fork? I'm thinking of getting that frame as my next project.

chalkie
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by chalkie

syncmaster wrote:Any reason you want to upgrade the 066sl fork? I'm thinking of getting that frame as my next project.


I'm using a Columbus Grammy on my fm066sl. Weightwise not much of an improvement (around 30 grams) yet a lot more comfortable than the Hongfu fork.

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dogg
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by dogg

thanks again grill!

syncmaster, the frame and fork are fine, quite great actually. but id just like to get something a bit nicer on there.

and as chalkie mentions the positive difference in ride quality is something i seek as well. i ride on a lot of poor quality tarmac as well as graded dirt/gravel roads and the hong fu fork is actually really quite stiff and unforgiving on these surfaces. i assume due to the straight fork blades. which i why I'm interested in the grammy and its curved shape

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