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#1 2012-12-13 7:26am

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What landing gear forks are they...lites??

I was hoping someone could help me to identify these landing gear forks for me.
Thanks so much.
http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/b597/cocoadog1/landinggearfork004.jpg
http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/b597/cocoadog1/landinggearfork003.jpg
http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/b597/cocoadog1/landinggearfork002.jpg
http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/b597/cocoadog1/landinggearfork001.jpg

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#2 2012-12-13 9:12am

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Re: What landing gear forks are they...lites??

lites have a smaller diameter leg.


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#3 2012-12-13 2:38pm

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Re: What landing gear forks are they...lites??

Green Griffin 420 wrote:

lites have a smaller diameter leg.

+1

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#4 2012-12-13 3:20pm

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Re: What landing gear forks are they...lites??

How tall are they? I dont think theyre Lites,to thick.But if 10" from bottom head tube to drop-outs could be LIL RIPPER LGs because only two holes @ dropouts.My Lites have more of an Arch up to head tube and are undrilled w/two holes in drop-outs just like my LIL RIPPER LG.If are 20",I have not seen w/two holes @ drop-out,3 or non @ all.


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#5 2012-12-13 4:03pm

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Re: What landing gear forks are they...lites??

Let's seem some better pictures of the welds. SE started stamping the fork legs because other companies were making clones (not forgeries, clones). Any stampings on the steer tube? Are they drilled for a brake?

The drops look a little too thick to be the early 1980s version to me.


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#6 2012-12-13 4:39pm

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Re: What landing gear forks are they...lites??

The forks are 13 inches from bottom of head tube to drop outs so they are not for a small bike...they are for a 20" because they were on an old Hutch that I bought.

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#7 2012-12-13 4:40pm

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Re: What landing gear forks are they...lites??

There are no stampings and they are not drilled for a brake??

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#8 2012-12-13 4:58pm

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Im curious about the 2 holes on dropouts,shouldnt it be 3?roll Clones?


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#9 2012-12-14 2:15pm

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No brake hole. So, either a clone,  or maybe they are a 90's versions.


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#10 2012-12-14 2:37pm

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Re: What landing gear forks are they...lites??

Thank you everyone so far for your help...I am still curious if they are a landing gear fork or not.  They have the exact same geometry as a landing gear fork and look the same with a couple of exceptions and I have read that some only had 2 holes without stamping on the ends???

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#11 2012-12-14 3:07pm

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Re: What landing gear forks are they...lites??

They are early lg's no stamp two hole common for early forks.

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#12 2012-12-14 11:43pm

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Re: What landing gear forks are they...lites??

bassetthound wrote:

They are early lg's no stamp two hole common for early forks.

False.

Unstamped LGs either had 3 holes, or zero in the drops.
The drops WAY too thick vs. early models.
Not drilled for a brake.

Nothing adds up.

Let's stick with early 90's at best, or, maybe there was a retro model in the early 2000's with 1" threaded. Or a clone.


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#13 2012-12-16 4:24am

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Re: What landing gear forks are they...lites??

Look like knockoffs of recent yrs - sunnyboy or one of his cronies ....

They look(sound) almost right but then the record skips (hard)

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