Some design elements of bicycle frames bring out the synesthesiac in me and among these is the twin plate fork crown. I just want to eat these things when I see them. I have one of these on my ANT truss bike, and I’ve been dying to see how Mike makes them. When he started brazing one up in front of me, I nearly fainted from excitement.
Mike had the individual plates machined in two sizes, to fid wider and narrower tires. Both are made for round fork blades. He TIG-tacks them; you can see the little bead. But of course you can use a different method.
He fits the plates for the steerer,
clamps them in place,
and brazes it all up as a single unit.
Finished, but pre-cleanup. This was for a customer’s truss frame, and would soon be painted black. God I love these things; want to make one myself some day very badly.