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Thiss is the wrong fork. Not only do the stickers not match, but this is regular steel, where the one I am hoping to get fixed is chromoly, stamped TANGE on the steer tube.
There's a rough one on the bay right now, ending quite soon!
Pics from the bmxmuseum for drool factor:
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From a five year old ad, they were priced a little higher than the evilBay oneo_O
 
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There's a rough one on the bay right now, ending quite soon!
Pics from the bmxmuseum for drool factor:
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From a five year old ad, they were priced a little higher than the evilBay oneo_O
I actually threw out a lowball bid on that early on, but I don't really want it that bad. Now that I've seen the bike with black forks, I kinda hate it that way. Gotta be chrome. I'd rather put a no-name chrome fork on it till I can get the original in usable shape.
 
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I originally got the impression that though the original fork is repairable, it would take a while for my contact to get his contact to get around to it. And right now, the fork (and stem) on the bike is borrowed off a friend's carpet queen, which was bugging me... I just wanted it all back together with stuff I could call mine. So I hit up Fleabay for a period-correct stem and a reasonable facsimile of the fork to use till mine was done. This fork is off a '96 DB, and only hi-ten, not chromoly (and not stamped TANGE) like the original, and is put together a little differently, but I could definitely live with all that if it's only temporary. The seller was pretty serious about packaging it well, which I appreciate.
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But then I got the news that my fork should be done this weekend. So this one might end up going to my brother's BMX project.

In the meantime, this was yesterday evening's ride. Dang I love the way this thing looks.
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Oh yeah, I found a fluted alloy seatpost for it...
 
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I originally got the impression that though the original fork is repairable, it would take a while for my contact to get his contact to get around to it. And right now, the fork (and stem) on the bike is borrowed off a friend's carpet queen, which was bugging me... I just wanted it all back together with stuff I could call mine. So I hit up Fleabay for a period-correct stem and a reasonable facsimile of the fork to use till mine was done. This fork is off a '96 DB, and only hi-ten, not chromoly (and not stamped TANGE) like the original, and is put together a little differently, but I could definitely live with all that if it's only temporary. The seller was pretty serious about packaging it well, which I appreciate.
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But then I got the news that my fork should be done this weekend. So this one might end up going to my brother's BMX project.

In the meantime, this was yesterday evening's ride. Dang I love the way this thing looks.
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Oh yeah, I found a fluted alloy seatpost for it...
Ahh, a fluted alloy seat post. That brings me back. That was the final item, the finishing touch, if you will, to the bmx bike of my youth. I had a cheap AMF Hawk frame that was handed down to me from a friend, but I built around it and made it look pretty legit... and then it was stolen and I never saw it again.
Yours is looking pretty legit too; ya better keep an eye on it.


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Well if anyone needs proof that miracles do happen, here it is.
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For reference purposes, here's what the inside of this fork looked like last week:
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I'm a little hazy on the details of what all had to be done to make it usable again, but if I understand correctly, it involved much bigger drill bits than I have access to AND a hydraulic press. The guy who helped me out hung on to the pieces he extricated; he figured I might want them for posterity.
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And here's that beautiful fork in all its glory:
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I also found an SR(?) MX 550 stem.
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The only catch: I gotta find a crown race. The one that was on there is old and has a few cracks in it. Makes sense; the bearing retainer i took out of there was missing 2 or 3 balls...
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