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Cycle Pro, Race Inc. and early SE forks


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Just got a set of the Tange made forks dated 9A, chrome plated, earlier non-defined welds, no weep holes or brake hole. Thought I had something to add, but this thread is already pretty much done! great work by Mark !!

On another note: There was a set of the Tange made forks on EBay a few months back. They were Candy Blue with cracked & repaired dropouts, the auction was from Colorado. Anybody have any idea where those forks went or who has em'. I missed the end of the auction.

I believe they are the original forks for a 1979 survivor Looptail STR1/Quad I bought out of Colorado. It has chrome Race Inc forks on it that the orig. owner said were sent as replacements under warranty for the original blue fork that had broken in less than a year. The orig. owner said the dropouts broke just like the ones that were on EBay.

It would be awesome to get them together again!! Please....help!
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Finally landed the set I needed for the clear "money" shot. 1979 Tanges vs. 1980+ Tanges.

 

Blue here is 9H (79/August) vs. red 0G (80/Sept). You can clearly see the weld difference. The 79 forks, every set I have ever seen, does not have that stack of dimes weld like the 1980+ forks do. This set, with an August 79 birthday, does not have the weep holes, but, it is drilled for a brake.

 

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Well, I finally did it. Got the full meal deal. One of each of the distinct "base" product. If you are into details, there are 4 slightly different forks. (By color for ease of ID, with other ID feature ID)

 

1. RaceInc Cycle Pro (Unfinished. Same as RaceInc, but, drilled)

2. RaceInc RaceInc (Deeper red)

3. Tange Cycle Pro - 1980+ (Blue. Stack of dime welds)

4. Tange Cycle Pro - 1979 (Lighter red. Blob welds)

 

Overview. Note the shoulder/shape difference between manufacturer.

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Closeups. Compare the welds and dropouts.

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Boom!

That's what I needed - thanks Mark!

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bumping this into general visibility for a second so a friend can check it out.



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God, time flies......


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God, time flies......

 

No shit. 2 years later, still haven't chromed that fork. 


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Great thread 

Very cool info 



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aaaaand again, God time flies.


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