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pretty awesome for sure.Its funny how things come outta nowhere from time to time. I would love to have it for my museum ( as my wife puts it ) ha ha. you do not happen to have a line on a vintage Tange switchblade fork do ya? I am getting ready to do some mods on my Bontrager Privateer and think the Switchblade would be the perfect rigid fork for her. I will just box up all the original components and build her the way I like
Dunno if you have even seen it, I just pulled it out of the box to snap a couple pics
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#42
Bob. U messing with me? Smile
No. I have not the Tange fork that you desire. If I did, it would be yours for the price of postage, bro!
FYI.. I have an over-abundance of Tange headset bearings that belong to the 1" family, still in the pkg, should you ever require that rabid animal. As a matter of fact - I have bunches of stuff that you may be able to help me ID.

Love Ya!
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#43
Please... Bob... I beg of you,,,,
If that Bonty came out of the box with what it is dressed in - don't try to alter it. Number 1 - you ain't gonna improve on what Keith visioned.

Number 2 - If I hit the Jackpot, I can afford to make you an offer. Dammit Bob. I'm a Bicycle Mechanic, not a doctor. Smile
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#44
Damn it Scottie! Thats what I am trying to do. Preserve the components and keep them in unused condition. A 1in. steerer shock is hard to come by no matter the flavor, Keith's vision was his frame, I doubt it was a Rockshox Indy XC. But just in case I do not want to use it. So when the time comes to let her go I can easily put it back to original from the wheels to the grips. Keith is the one who conceived the switchblade. So I wanted to do him an honor by using one. Think of it as putting on a Tux for a night on the town. It will be waiting for you and you will be happy to have a new wardrobe of original parts to go with it! Now go hit the lottery! P.S. There is no help for me..too late Bro
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#45
was up bicycle shopping in shytown area where I think Tino is from and picked up some nice older bikes
one is a 1997 Barracuda A2ZS ( for my wife ) still has the FD set sticker on it and never used, around a 1991 Schwinn Sierra MOS with a lugged drop-out fork lugs and sweeping chainstays,
And the other a 1991 ? GT Team Avalanche, all deore XT, prestige tubing, unique horizontal 4 position fork drop-out and a threaded headset with a flip flop stem, internal cable routing and cool paint
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