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Columbus Cromor Rando fork blades - 28x19 oval - .9 wall - length = 450

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Columbus Cromor Rando fork blades, steel - .9 wall - length = 450

Fork blade with 24 OD is pressed into 28x19 oval.

These Rando blades, ordered from Columbus to our spec, have 20mm added to the top of the blade and 40mm added to the tip, past the taper. The 20mm added to the top allows you to tune the blade for a heavier rider by trimming off more of the taper for a beefier blade. The 40mm added to the tip allows you to trim off the straight portion invariably left by the bender, leaving you with a beautiful curved end and plenty of taper. Or you can keep that added tip, trim off more of the top and get a fork that's more responsive. In other words, it's a highly tunable blade.

Hat tip to Hahn Rossman of Bicycle Quarterly (if you don't subscribe, you should) who originally got the concept for this blade rolling.

**** These blades are NOT a good choice if you want to build a fork with our lug style dropout. When using lug style dropouts, you trim the tip of the blade until the OD of the tip matches the ID of the dropout socket. With the Rando blades, this would mean trimming off all of the extended tip plus some additional blade. A tab style dropout is what you want to use with this blade.

Please understand that almost all fork blades require some nudging to have them match up to a fork crown. A vise with wood block pads works well. Gently compressing the longer portion, or major axis of the oval will reduce that dimension and expand the smaller, minor axis and vice versa.

442g (pair) - Weight is based on a representative pair. Actual weight may vary slightly. Keep in mind that this fork blade will have more material trimmed off of it than a comparable 390mm length fork blade, so your resulting weight will likely be pretty similar to a 390mm blade. Imported.

Please see tube graphic (in the image gallery for this product) as a guide for the following specs.

OD=24  W=.9  LT=290  TE=40 TD=12.5

It is rare for fork blades to fit into a crown on the first try. Wooden blocks in the jaws of a clamp and gentle pressure are typically all that's needed. Compressing the major axis of the oval blades will expand the minor axis and vice versa. Sometimes the inside the crown socket will need to be cleaned up with a file. Do NOT file the fork blade to achieve fit.

We ship most of our packages Priority USPS with tracking.

We send out packages M-F, except for federal holidays when USPS doesn't ship. If we receive your order before noon (west coast time), M-F it will likely go out that day.

We are now shipping to Canada! This is new for us and we're refining our automated system as we go. We will refund any excess shipping charges.

Packaging materials - With some exceptions, we only purchase paper packing materials. They're a renewable and recyclable resource and we like that. But we do reuse plastic/foam packaging material that we ourselves receive in our own orders.

If an item is damaged or has been sent in error, we will replace it and pay for return shipping if item is returned within 30 days of time of purchase. If you ordered the wrong item or changed your mind, you can return it within 30 days of time of purchase and be refunded the purchase price minus a 10% restocking fee.