Mike Terraferma just finished silver brazing this fork for his new 650B brevet bike. Rake on the fork is 74 and the blades taper to a svelte 12.5 mm. Looks like it will be a plush ride, especially with the 42 Hetres.
The Long Shen LC33 fork crown provides loads of clearance but is a bit clunky looking. Carving out the window and making the inside curve smoother and larger radius while slimming down the point on the inside blade (areas marked in red) resulted in a much sexier looking crown.
Mike’s bender is too large a radius for French curves so he enlisted the help of John Clay who bent the blades on a mandrel he made himself that makes a bend that would have made Herse or Singer proud. Canti studs positioned for Paul Racer brakes will be brazed on next.
John Clay is an engineer and enthusiastic amateur framebuilder in Tallahassee, FL. John can be contacted at: jmedclay(at)yahoo.com
Mike Terraferma is an experienced builder well know in South Florida. Mike started out with a brief stint racing in Italy and spent years as a welder in the aerospace industry before he started building frames: Terraferma Cycles