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Had the GLJ girder fork for a long time thanks to Jeremy Jacobsen. Roc helped me out with the frame to go along with. 20160815_193640.jpg
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Gary Little John frame and girder fork.

Morris Mags

Cheng Shin front and rear tire.

 

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American Pro grips

Wald/Schwinn/tange headset.

Unknown bars

Schwinn Mag sprocket

Trickray Struts

Troxel seat

 

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Union pedals.

Generic seat clamp with Sugino road bike bolt

Schwinn seatpost

Generic chain

Schwinn BB

Ashtabula cranks

 

 

 

 

 

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WOW. I drooled a lil. Are those Morris Mags? Parts breakdown would be nice.. :rockout:

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Parts breakdown would be nice.. :rockout:

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also a front pic of the plate would be dope!

 

i love it

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Love it.  

 

I just finished checking out the additional pics on FB.

 

The all black look is as tough as nails and that fork is a mind blower. :Want: 

 

Great job as always, Rick.

 

 

PJ  :) 

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Amazing

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Wooooooouuuuuuuuddaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!  :rockout:

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Back in those fun days of early BMX I was so excited to see these new products, first in print, then at the track.

 

The standard was Schwinn blade forks, then the upgrade to Ashtabula heat treated. There were quite a few double tube forks out there. I thought double tube forks were cool because of the similarity to motorcycle forks.

 

But the Girder forks just had a special look to them. Never owned a set, but always liked them.

 

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I searched thru my photo stash and came up with 3 photos of them in use.

 

This first one was taken by Mark Pippin's dad and it is Billy Wouda.

 

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This next one was in my 'random gates' file.Early gate.jpg

 

I also found one more in my Brian Ramocinski file. This one is at my home track of WSA and that is Mike Schmidt with the Girders on. I will see if anyone can recognize any of the other players.

 

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I spy with my little eye - Jeff Bottema with the inside line, running equal third.

 

I have no clue on the other dudes but I'm loving the fork, Brian is using too!

 

 

 

PJ  :) 

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Re Random gate image as posted by Red: The bike on the far left has what appears to be a solid strut in place of the shock. A similar strut is used as a seat support. I expect this satisfied the frame sponsor to a limited extent. 

 

The two bikes on the far right appear to be some type(s) of early Mongoose and/or Super X. I would also say the riders are likely sponsored, in particular the one with the Shimano jersey/helmet perhaps John George?

 

The middle rider is on what appears to be a modified downtube stingray, also wearing a Horizons Unlimited shirt, straight out of the mid 70s Indian Dunes scene.

 

Good stuff for sure.

 

Oh and that black bicycle at the top, another gem.

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Great build! Great bike!! Great photos!!! Love this thread!!!!

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