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Old 07-20-18, 11:53 AM
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Tange Aluminum Rigid Adjustable fork??!!??

I picked up a Trek aluminum frame mtb probably from the early 90s that looks like it has had a fork replacement with something that says Tange in large letters (tubing company, I know), and at first it looked like a suspension fork, but I couldnít see evidence of any suspension capabilities, I think it may be a rigid fork that is adjustable, itís aluminum, anybody know anything about a fork like this, Iíll post pictures later, thank you
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Tange Switchblades had replaceable legs and steerer. Not really meant to be "adjustable", though.

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I thought the crown was the only aluminum part, however.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I thought the crown was the only aluminum part, however.
Iíll take another look but it looked like it was all alloy at first, and it looks a lot like the one in the picture, switch back, cool, any idea what itís worth, I thought about selling it separately, not sure if I will though, thank you

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Yup, as soon as I can get a chance, thank you
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Here are the photos, they may not be in the order I intended (dang iPhone), it does look like itís all aluminum, except for the bolts, anybody know what model this is or what it might be worth, thank you



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That's a suspension fork. It's elastomers have probably failed since it's in a collapsed position.

Tange GS2 is the model, I think.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
That's a suspension fork. It's elastomers have probably failed since it's in a collapsed position.

Tange GS2 is the model, I think.
Hmm

What do you do about THAT!
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