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  • skeem2005
    Can a carbon fork handle added weight caused by Xtracycle?
    Message 1 of 4 , Nov 17, 2011
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      Can a carbon fork handle added weight caused by Xtracycle?
    • Rich W
      I would not recommend it. My one carbon fiber front forked bicycle, a Civia Hyland Rohloff, had the carbon fiber front fork recalled and replaced by the
      Message 2 of 4 , Nov 19, 2011
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        I would not recommend it. My one carbon fiber front forked bicycle, a Civia Hyland Rohloff, had the carbon fiber front fork recalled and replaced by the manufacturer with a steel front fork due to a customers fork failure. This was on a normal bike, not a longtail.

        I would not personally use a carbon fiber fork on a longtail unless I knew it was rated by the manufacturer as strong enough for a tandem.

        Rich Wood

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        > Can a carbon fork handle added weight caused by Xtracycle?
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      • Devian Gilbert
        carbon vs steel, etc... nominally speaking a typical steel fork is going to be more durable than a typical carbon fork. however... carbon forks can be very
        Message 3 of 4 , Nov 19, 2011
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          carbon vs steel, etc...
          nominally speaking a typical steel fork is going to be more durable than a typical carbon fork.

          however... carbon forks can be very strong.



          On Nov 19, 2011, at 9:49 PM, Rich W wrote:

           

          I would not recommend it. My one carbon fiber front forked bicycle, a Civia Hyland Rohloff, had the carbon fiber front fork recalled and replaced by the manufacturer with a steel front fork due to a customers fork failure. This was on a normal bike, not a longtail.

          I would not personally use a carbon fiber fork on a longtail unless I knew it was rated by the manufacturer as strong enough for a tandem.

          Rich Wood

          --- In rootsradicals@yahoogroups.com, "skeem2005" <emilyskopp@...> wrote:
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          > Can a carbon fork handle added weight caused by Xtracycle?
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        • Bruce Alan Wilson
          Steel is real. Bruce Alan Wilson http://www.wvdemolay.org/ http://main.nationalmssociety.org/goto/Bruce_Alan_Wilson_2011 The bicycle is the most civilized
          Message 4 of 4 , Nov 20, 2011
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            Steel is real.
             
            The bicycle is the most civilized conveyance known to man.  Other forms of transport grow daily more nightmarish.  Only the bicycle remains pure in heart.  ~Iris Murdoch, The Red and the Green
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