Need suggestions for forks for this radical 26" BMX frame!

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  1. spistols

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    Been a member here a loooonnggg time ago, and had a ton of feedback. When the sight format changed, I lost all the feedback.

    Need ideas on a radical, easy to get and not rare or crazy expensive, fork for this frame. The frame is custom built back in the 80's/early 90's- no idea who made it nor have I ever seen another one like it.

    I built it up once as a BMX, never rode it, tore it apart sold off all of the parts, except the frame. Thinking about building it up as a Winter project. Like the springer look, but know there have been a lot of current repro forks like the ones from Johnny True Torch.

    Show me what you would put on this frame, if you had it.

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  2. MattiThundrrr

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    Bwahahaha I just searched "Landing Gear fork" and got that black bike from bmxmuseum. It that your image? I'm really curious about that frame.
     
  3. spistols

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    Yes, this had LG forks on it when I got the frame.
     
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    Is that blue powder coating? Looks really good! Also find of the head gusset and stay braces.
    Quick question: is the top headset cup seated all the way? Looks a little crooked. I know, too early for critique! Love that frame, can't wait to see where it goes.
     
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    I think if you want something a little different, go with the True Torch (I think I heard someone was repopping them). With the angles on your frame (which is AWESOME BTW!), it would look bada**!
    I have a bunch of pics of you know a fabricator. PM me your email address if you’d like them
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    Depending on the headset, maybe a MTB fork? How radical are you thinking? This could get you some disk brake mounts too. 36558.jpg
     
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    The infamous 'mystery frame' :grin:. Very cool frame, very shocking that so many years of active inquiry has turned up nothing.
     
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    If you are looking for something that isn't just another LG type fork. GBP (Genuine Bicycle Products) has a chromoly 26" BMX fork (usually $105 on eBay) from the Rev at Atomic Cycles (rev106 here and at bmxmuseum).
     
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    The Rev is a good dude, supports "the scene", worth supporting.
     
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    ... and every time I come back to this thread, I end up wanting that frame more! How do I put it on my Xmas list, if I don't know what it is called?
     
  11. spistols

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    It is a deep purple candy. Not sure of the headset. Been a long while since I had this thing apart.
     
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    Where can I see a pic of the Genuine Bike Products fork mentioned above @rev106 ? I do not see it on any of the sites.
     
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    The Basset Star Cruiser is on my wish list, the ideal body transplant for my cruiser. Except that it'd outclass every part I have...
     
  15. 93EXCivic

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    I'd run S&M Pitchforks.
     
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    I assumed threaded...I don't think 26" pitchforks exist in 1" threaded (could be wrong).
     
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    It was threaded when in black paint. Forgot about that. That complicates things.
     
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    Oh I forgot about that... S&M does do custom forks. I wonder if they would do a custom thread 26" fork.
     
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    I like the Kona project 2 fork, 1 1/8 threaded, but really tough to find.
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