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Old November 21st, 2012, 9:39 AM   #1
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Default BOI and Yo forks , what gauge is the steel ?

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I was wondering what gauge steel fat city
Used to make the BOI and Yo forks ?I assume it was
true temper .

I recently saw a picture of a broken set and it looked
like the gauge was 1mm at best !

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Old November 21st, 2012, 9:15 PM   #2
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tubes were butted.
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Old November 23rd, 2012, 4:53 PM   #3
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That make a lot of sense .

I dont suppose anyone knows what the gauges of the butted forks were ?

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Old November 24th, 2012, 8:21 AM   #4
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I don't remember exactly but I believe the fork legs were 0.035" butted down to 0.028". That may be on the thin side though. Could have been 0.043 to 0.035 (seems more likely for a fork)
I didn't weld that many forks. I concentrated on frames and let others - notable George Reynolds, Sue Kirby, and Patrick (sorry on the last name) weld up the bulk of the forks (unis and Yo's)

I did the majority of the box crowns while I was there but those were small numbers and most when with the Team Comps.

If you have access to to an ultrasonic thickness tester, you could find out
Let me know if you do!
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Old November 25th, 2012, 4:29 PM   #5
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Hi Scott

thanks for the detailed response .

I have done a bit of searching around and I have found the numbers .9mm/ .7mm / .9mm quoted a few times . This seems a bit light to me , converting 0.043 and 0.038 is approx 1.1 to 0.9 , that seems a bit more realistic I think.

If I can get my hands on some originals I will try the ultrasonic tester .

Any Idea what Chris Igleheart uses ?

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