I too remember straight forks from the 80s... the 1880s that is. I guess you could call 'em dirt bikes, as most roads were dirt then.
If a Colnago had 'em first it musta been Ernesto's great grandfather who built 'em.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Poore [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Friday, August 24, 2001 9:39 AM
> To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
> Subject: Re: [CR]Colnago killed the curved fork?
> The first straight forks I recall seeing were on mountain
> bikes in the 80's.
> Maybe they took the idea from the boys and girls in the dirt.
> Mark, doing a flat century tomorrow, Poore