Latest build, a spoof skip tooth

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Flat bars and long stem, cork grips, spurcycle bell, Brooks saddle, nexus 3.
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Slightly bent Humber Duplex Fork, I wouldn't say they are rare but they definitely are hard to find, the sexy swooping curve it has definitely changes the geromerty.
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Jocky shift.
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Faux skip tooth.
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Took a grinder 1/2 link BMX chain and combined it with a regular 1/2 link to get that subtle chain effect.
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Cards in the spokes? No more clothes pins. A bracket to hold your cards hanging off the rear chain guard bracket.
 
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There's some cool details here brother. I've never seen a fork like that, not that I'm a connoisseur, Humber Duplex. That there's one of those things that make ya go, Hmm... I wonder if I could fab one similar since I've never even seen a Humber before.

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There's some cool details here brother. I've never seen a fork like that, not that I'm a connoisseur, Humber Duplex. That there's one of those things that make ya go, Hmm... I wonder if I could fab one similar since I've never even seen a Humber before.

Carl.
From Nottingham, Whitworth threads, loose ball bearings, somewhere between 60-100 best I can tell.
Found a repop Humber Duplex made in India I bought from a shop in Germany. Quality is not really good on the repop, it's really long, might do a 29er with it.
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These are 29 inch rims with the repop. Was able to get sealed bearings in this headset. This project is for later, I knew the fork/headset was going to be problematic so I wanted to knock that part out. Look how far down I threaded that steer tube to make it work. I'll cut it off later, have other bike projects I need to do first. Yeah those Humber Duplex forks are kinda neat.
 
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And what frame are you using? Looks industrial!
Yes it is! Worksman INB of course! Originally I was going to put that fork on a Schwinn double straight bar that I have. I thought the frame twin bars and the fork twin bars would look awesome. Nope, just didn't look right. Got the frame from Chuck off this forum. All I did was light steel wool and 1 coat of boiled linseed oil, that's all, I wanted it crusty, it looks better in the pics then it really is.
 
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Interesting fork - would like one of those myself for some 28” builds.


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Yeah, have really no idea what that repop went on but on 29er fits fine (have to watch the width of course). 28 no prob, I bet it was made for a 28. Tried to look up the place I got it from, could not find it. It was a German shop had a lot of Dutch bike stuff. And the repop was from India. You can find a complete Humber bike with a Duplex fork easier then just finding a single Duplex fork, those bikes were tough from what I understand. Fun stuff. Very different and subtle at the same.