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Very early Champion trying to finish build

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any local sticker shop can reproduce them if you know the font size

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How do I identify the Champion forks as Roger DeCoster or others? They would have been purchased from H&F in Oakland around 1975 with the Champ.

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Here’s an early Roger Decoster ad and some specs on them. I’m not sure if they were made for anyone else before 1976.

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Hey dav451: Thanks for the intel. I have always thought they were DeCoster forks. I'll try to get some decals for the build.

I appreciate the effort.

Garrett

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Any chance they were purchased later?   They look chrome.   Possibly mongoose?  

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It seems that the 76-77 forks have straight dropouts and the 78-79 have flared dropouts but still have the sleeker tubing at the ends. Also I’ve noticed the decals seem upside down except on the mongooses the Roger Decoster decal is right side up. Sometime in 79 mongoose started putting their name on the forks and the tubing stayed round all the way to the dropouts. I’m not an expert on this it’s just an observation of what I’ve seen. Here’s an ad from bmxa products review Jan. 1979

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