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I have a black square corner Tuf Neck with the Tuf Neck and Patent Pending engraved on top. I don't know the time line on these, but someone was certain the tiger stamps came first, I think they are wrong.

 

Does anyone have a link or does anyone know the Tuf Neck time-line? I've been looking around but can't find it documented.

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unstamped with a sticker, then the words "tuf neck" stamped in, then tiger stamped in, I'm thinking there probably is a thread around here somewhere, with all the varieties and the square and round corner and inverted cruiser factor thrown in.

 

Sorry but I don't have the dates on those changes off the top of my head.

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the square one with no stamp and a decal is 77 , the next is the words tuf neck pt pending stamped . about 79 . both these are square . next would be the tiger . and that is 81 . and is the more rounded type . i hope this helps a bit ....

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Going off of Steve and others posted adverts:

 

77 nothing [square]

78 "TN" decal or nothing

80 "Tuf Neck" square, Tuf 2000

81 Tiger [rounded and square]

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Excellent guys, Thanks!

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1977 with rear split pin?

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wrong top though, I believe they only came in black.

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I would like to gather a shot of each stem, verify its year, do a little photoshop'ing and then a nice "reference" post for this.

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1977 with rear split pin?

P2040012.jpg

 

 

wrong top though, I believe they only came in black.

 

 

This pic is of a 2nd gen tuf neck. The 1st gen didn't have a pin. I remember them in black and silver..... They were manufactured for and sold through Superbyke in the begining.

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A. 1977 to 78 no markings or may have T-N sticker - Square corner

B. 1979/80 "Tuf-Neck" and "Patent Pending" engraved on top - Square corner

C. 1980 - Tuf Neck 2000 - rounded front and back

D. 1981 - Introduction of the tiger engraved on top and "Tuf Neck USA"

E. ???? - Rounded corners with Tiger and Tuf-Neck USA

F. ???? - Rounded corners and hollow bolt for cable, has Tiger and Tuf-Neck USA

G. 1984-87 (?) - Tuf Neck "ACE" - Rounded corners and hollow bolt for cable, cut out for bolt, has Tiger and Tuf-Neck USA

H. ????

I. 1984-87 (?) - Tuf Neck "ACE" - Rounded corners and cut out for bolt, has Tiger and Tuf-Neck USA silk screened.

 

Other's insert as A.1, .2 etc.

 

Too tired to continue tonight, but will need others to help fill in the blanks.

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I had a write up in one of the BMX mags that was for a bike but they also talked about the superbyke stem which was exactly like mine. it only came in black. I was also told that this was the first gen and when the second came out, you were able to swap this one for the second gen due to "slipping issues".

 

Now I know nothing about this stem other than what I have read and that I own one so I am happy to learn too. I will try find the write up.

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gallery_6968_468_43743.jpg

 

A. 1977 to 78 no markings or may have T-N sticker - Square corner

B. 1979/80 Tuf-Neck patent pending - Square corner

C. 1980 - Tuf Neck 2000 - rounded front and back

D. 1981 - Introduction of the tiger

E.

F.

G.

H.

I.

Other's insert as A.1, .2 etc.

 

Too tired to continue tonight, but will need others to help fill in the blanks.

 

Thanks for taking the initiative to summarize the data, bloud. The long term utility of these kinds of projects cannot be under estimated.

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The long term utility of these kinds of projects cannot be under estimated.

 

Couldn't agree more and I'm sure I will refer to it many times after its complete.

 

Some updates, but not verified.

 

 

A. 1977 to 78 no markings or may have T-N sticker - Square corner

B. 1979/80 "Tuf-Neck" and "Patent Pending" engraved on top - Square corner

C. 1980 - Tuf Neck 2000 - rounded front and back

D. 1981 - Introduction of the tiger engraved on top and "Tuf Neck USA"

E. ???? - Rounded corners with Tiger and Tuf-Neck USA

F. ???? - Rounded corners and hollow bolt for cable, has Tiger and Tuf-Neck USA

G. 1984-87 (?) - Tuf Neck "ACE" - Rounded corners and hollow bolt for cable, cut out for bolt, has Tiger and Tuf-Neck USA

H. ????

I. 1984-87 (?) - Tuf Neck "ACE" - Rounded corners and cut out for bolt, has Tiger and Tuf-Neck USA silk screened.

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http://bmxsociety.com/topic/36327-tuf-neck-pro-neck/

 

Ads can be useful, so here's some good ones.

 

Oh great, the Superbyke/Tuf-Neck, Inc, Pro-Neck debacle.. Was hoping to stay away from that one, but I suppose it would make sense to attempt to get them all together.

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http://bmxsociety.com/topic/36327-tuf-neck-pro-neck/

 

Ads can be useful, so here's some good ones.

 

Oh great, the Superbyke/Tuf-Neck, Inc, Pro-Neck debacle.. Was hoping to stay away from that one, but I suppose it would make sense to attempt to get them all together.

 

I just added some personal knowledge to the old thread...

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http://bmxsociety.com/topic/36327-tuf-neck-pro-neck/

 

Ads can be useful, so here's some good ones.

 

Oh great, the Superbyke/Tuf-Neck, Inc, Pro-Neck debacle.. Was hoping to stay away from that one, but I suppose it would make sense to attempt to get them all together.

 

I just added some personal knowledge to the old thread...

 

 

Good stuff! And personal knowledge is always the best.

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http://bmxsociety.com/topic/36327-tuf-neck-pro-neck/

 

Ads can be useful, so here's some good ones.

 

Oh great, the Superbyke/Tuf-Neck, Inc, Pro-Neck debacle.. Was hoping to stay away from that one, but I suppose it would make sense to attempt to get them all together.

 

I bet employees of both companies were probably confused from time to time. People showing up at the wrong stands at trade shows and whatnot.

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I have a gold and a silver anodized Tuff Necks, one is the second good stem i owned and the other is from a good friends old bike from around the middle of 1979 and both still have the original round Tuff Neck decals on them.

Black and yellow prizum decal that sits on the top clamp.

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1977 with rear split pin?

P2040012.jpg

 

 

wrong top though, I believe they only came in black.

Nice. I've never seen one but always looking for the one without the big bolt. I want one. Super cool. I was about to post that the first were like that but the pic is better.

 

That gold with the tiger--letter D-- was mine. One of the first ever things in my collection. Traded it. Good trade and all to a good dude but I miss it. It was so pretty.

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When I started racing in "1978",

the no logo Tuf Neck was by far, the most popular stem period.

The only other stem I even remember seeing was a Mongoose Gold Stem.

Once in a while a Cook Bros. Sometimes an Ashtabula on older, cheaper bikes

I can't even think of any other stems that were popular at that time

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When I started racing in "1978",

the no logo Tuf Neck was by far, the most popular stem period.

The only other stem I even remember seeing was a Mongoose Gold Stem.

Once in a while a Cook Bros. Sometimes an Ashtabula on older, cheaper bikes

I can't even think of any other stems that were popular at that time

 

By '78, SR alloy roadbike stems for little kids were popular and the Redline Proline, double clamp also became quite popular along with the RL V bars.

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is it a common occurance for them to crack around the edges of the bolt holes on the top cap??? i have one that cracked and recently seen others with the same problem?????

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A couple of things I remember about the first tuff necks was how creaky they got after a while and how sharp the edge of the bore was. Any time we assembled FMF aluminum bars on a bike with a first generation tuff neck depending on how hard of a rider was on it they would shear the bars where the neck clamped.At first we thought it was the handle bars but after a few sets we started to chamfer the edges of the stem bore and we stopped breaking handlebars.

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