Ladies and gentlemen - we have a winner! Newly powder-coated fork number four actually fits on the butter beater.
What's more, the brake caliper mounted through the fork easily and the brake pads actually reach the rim! I feel like I've won the lottery.
Check out all the shiny goodness here. Even the cable end crimp is golden.
Now, all that's left to do is:
- troubleshoot the front wheel (wrecked or just untrue?)
- tighten the headset
- install and cable the rear brake
- tweak derailleur adjustment
- shorten the chain
- wrap the bars and accessorize
Ok, that looks like a long list, but I'm anticipating only one or two more sessions before this gorgeous machine fulfills its intended purpose and is READY to roll.
Ready, ready, ready.