I finished up two steel 'cross frames and built these two forks today. On frame will go to a rider who is all legs. The other smaller frame is going to a man who has some new shifting system that will be debuted very soon, like in a few weeks. I'm hoping that our team gets a few sets to try.
This is the taller frame. Both are my tig Euro model and they weigh about 4 lbs. each and are made from a mix of Reynolds 725 and True Temper OX gold and platinum. Light and solid is what I hope these will be.
I kept the rear stays pretty straight on the taller frame as the thinner tubes do not like to be bent very much. Also, with such a tall frame not much of a bend is needed in the seat stays.
I had a little more poetic license with the smaller frame as I used some thicker wall seat stays that can take a couple of bends without buckling. The frame was still pretty light at 3 lb. 15 oz.