Kaisei ‘Continental’ Fork Blades


Kaisei fork blades are strong and elegant. The ‘Continental’ fork blade works great on bikes that carry a large front rack. In that case, you don’t want the fork blades to flex independently of the rack, because it tends to loosen the rack bolts. The ‘Continental Oval’ shape fits most fork crowns available today, but not Rene Herse fork crowns.

The second photo shows the ‘Continental’ fork blade on the left and the ‘Imperial’ TOEI Special fork blade on the right.

Made in Japan.

In stock


The performance of steel bikes has been perfected to such a degree that even today, steel is the material of choice for the bikes that take us on our adventures. Kaisei makes the best steel tubing in the world, widely respected for its consistent quality and perfect roundness. Long reserved for the track bikes of Japan’s Keirin professionals (who race on steel bikes), Rene Herse now offers Kaisei tubing in custom-drawn dimensions for modern allroad and randonneur bikes.

Click here to read more about Kaisei tubing and why even today, the best bikes are made from steel tubing.

  • CrMo steel
  • Continental oval: 28 x 28 mm
  • Diameter at tip: OD: 12 mm, ID: 10 mm
  • Length: 420 mm
  • Weight: 207 g (each)