135 OLN front forks

Discussion in 'Touring and Adventure Cycling' started by simon_adams_uk, 12 Nov 2007.

  1. simon_adams_uk

    simon_adams_uk Über Member

    SW London
    Just thinking on my way to buy lunch... does anyone know of a (nominally touring) fork which is 135OLN?

    It occurred to me that as I'm interested in an Extrawheel trailer http://www.extrawheel.com/index_en.php (not that they do a 135OLN version) that it might be an idea to have 3 identical wheels that could be interchanged in times of trouble (eg freewheel failure etc).

    Or is this a solution searching for a problem?!

  2. Tim Bennet.

    Tim Bennet. Entirely Average Member

    S of Kendal
    Normally, its only the rear wheel that gives problems because of the asymmetric nature of the spoke pattern (dishing) to accommodate the freewheel. I'm not sure I would want to duplicate that three times over!

    If freewheel reliability is a concern, then I would address that, not use a solution that would potentially increase the likelihood of another type of problem.
  3. I bet Surly make one.

    You could have two wheel drive with such a set up, just add a hand crank.
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