Heres a couple of shots of the new forks. I’ve loosely connected them to the frame to get an idea of how they will look. I’ll get the steerer tube cut and headset put on later this week. I’m also looking at covering up the yellow logo as it doesn’t work with the bike colour scheme. I think simply neatly painting it out in Black will disguise it and may be an interesting feature. I’m not too worried about it for the moment and I’ll look at doing this right at the end of the project.
I have added some photos below with the frame and forks loosely bolted together so i can see how the Deep V Wheels look and shape the bike. Without tyres its always going to look a bit odd but it’s not hard to visualise how it will eventually look. I Photoshopped the seat and seatpost from my other bike just to get a good idea of the riding geometry.
Since the last post i have also chopped down the Kore Bars and added the White Oury grips. I hacked 40mm of each end of the bars, they were not that wide to start with. I have also ordered some 700c Carbon blade forks which have the 1 inch threadless steerer. There is not alot out there in this older headtube sizing, still I’m happy with the forks that are coming. It should add a bit more of that race style look and will also pull the front wheel in closer to the frame which i think will be more aesthetically pleasing.
The forks I have decided to keep black as you can’t powdercoat Carbon. I think its not a bad idea to have Black forks and white frame anyway, with white wheels too it might be a bit much. Also I guess if you are splashing out on Carbon you want to show it off!
Next time you see the bike it will be looking alot more complete!