[CR]Single-Plate Fork Crowns

Example: Production Builders:Cinelli:Laser

Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2008 07:22:28 +0200
From: Amir Avitzur <avitzur@013.net>
To: Classicrendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]Single-Plate Fork Crowns

There's a wonderfull book out there called "Six Days of Madness" describing, mostly, pre-WWII 6-day races.

One of the things you eventually notice, paging through the photos, is that many of fork crowns on the bikes were Single-Plate like the one for sale now on ebay (130230623747) at:

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Vintage-Barb-Front-Fork-Track-Bike-1930s_W0QQitemZ130 230623747QQihZ003QQcategoryZ42319QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

When did these go out of fashion and why? Were they ever used on road bikes?

Amir Avitzur
Ramat-Gan, Israel