Well, it appears that soon we will have some forkcrowns for Imperial blades (the shape of the classic 1950's through mid 70's Reynolds blades) here soon. A 1950's Herse fork is shown above, and the new crown below. We are pretty excited about this. We have been building forks on the Herse bikes using the proprietary twin plate crowns we make, but this crown is both efficient and true to the style of the majority of Herse Frames. But of course, using the production crown saves about a full day of framebuilding labor, and allows us to move prices to reflect this.
The key element is that the forkcrown is quite wide. It is ideal for making frames that are designed for wide 650b tires. Plus, until now, there was no crown currently available that would accept the old Imperial shape blades.