Saturday, October 29, 2005
Friday, October 28, 2005
Thursday, October 27, 2005
I've always thought that the Hetchins Magnus Opus was over the top as far as lugs go, in a good way of course. I have thought those embellishments down the outer side of the fork blade were probably brazed on after the fork was built. No evidence of that here.
This Hetchins crown picture was donated by Dale Brown, proprietor of Cycles de Oro and of the Classic rendezvous.
Wednesday, October 26, 2005
From Pal Nick Z in Atlanta comes this very early CA Masi and crown. Nick knows his bikes, he sold me this track bike found here.
Nick, I still owe you a few beers!
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Monday, October 24, 2005
Sunday, October 23, 2005
This 74 Carlsbad Masi and crown(left) came from Masi nut Bob Hovey. Bob has a great Masi site that can be found here. Bob says these crowns were regular cast crowns that were sawed in half. The same style Masi crown on the top also came from Bob Hovey. This fork and crown has been repainted by Brian Baylis
Saturday, October 22, 2005
This is the first and only web address I know of dedicated to the plated fork crown. I'll be posting images and descriptions of crowns as I see them or have them sent to me. The first crown is a triple plated version from an original Wright Flyer on display in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. Orville and Wilbur knew how to do it Wright.