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Tange 6g chrome fork. What are they worth?

Old 03-14-18, 11:28 PM
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Tange 6g chrome fork. What are they worth?

I got a tange 6g chrome fork at a garage sale for $5 it could use a lil more cleaning and polishing. Good deal or not.
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Old 03-15-18, 04:47 PM
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Full chrome OEM type Tange forks go for $30-40 Ebay or here whats nice about these if the steerer length is right they can work and look right on most 70's road bikes. It seems a bout half the smaller Japanese road bikes had this same fork.
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I'd agree with the above pricing, if it were CrMo. However, there is nothing to indicate this, so I'd have to assume hi-tensile steel. Price will vary somewhat depending on whether 27"or 700C, eyelets or not, forged or stamped dropouts, rake and steerer length. I'd place value in the $10-$20 range.

FYI, 6G is a manufacturing date code indicating July of a year ending in 6. It's hard to say for sure based on the photograph but it appears to be a Tange 115 fork with the A-18 crown.
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5 bucks IMO a good deal. A new Sunlite fork is 5 times that. As long as it's straight and the pitting is minimal I'd buy that all day long.

Japanese made, and chrome goes with everything
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Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post
I'd agree with the above pricing, if it were CrMo. However, there is nothing to indicate this, so I'd have to assume hi-tensile steel. Price will vary somewhat depending on whether 27"or 700C, eyelets or not, forged or stamped dropouts, rake and steerer length. I'd place value in the $10-$20 range.

FYI, 6G is a manufacturing date code indicating July of a year ending in 6. It's hard to say for sure based on the photograph but it appears to be a Tange 115 fork with the A-18 crown.
I have the same fork on a lesser a Fuji frame in storage and it's basic cro-mo this one is missing the tubing sticker that is usually on the middle of the steerer so there's no good way to easily verify confirm tubing, which may hold value down a bit.
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I paid $39 on ebay for a NOS "Rampar" labeled chrome tange fork about a year ago. It is really springy, it vibrates like a tuning fork if you bang the drop out getting the bike out of the car. It rides nice on my restored Super Course. Nice find! Mine was brand imprinted "Tange" on the steered tube. I can't see the crown, but otherwise looks just like mine. Mine is for 27" but I'm using 700c with long reach brakes.
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hi ten

Check the catalogs I think T-Mar has it...
https://www.os2.dhs.org/~john/catalogs/tange-catalog.pdf
Tange Tubing and Fork Catalog 1997

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I'd agree with the above pricing, if it were CrMo. However, there is nothing to indicate this, so I'd have to assume hi-tensile steel. Price will vary somewhat depending on whether 27"or 700C, eyelets or not, forged or stamped dropouts, rake and steerer length. I'd place value in the $10-$20 range.

FYI, 6G is a manufacturing date code indicating July of a year ending in 6. It's hard to say for sure based on the photograph but it appears to be a Tange 115 fork with the A-18 crown.
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Thanks for the link it was cool to read.
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