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Old November 12th, 2012, 4:17 PM   #1
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Default Looking for fork builder for my '96 Yo Eddy

I just recently aquired a '96 Yo Eddy in Chameleon Fade,It came without the rigid fork.
I'm seriously considering putting a segmented steel rigid fork back on it.
I've been researching various builders such as Ingelhart,Strong,Planet X.
My Yo has a 1" headtube,I would like to go threadless.
Who do You guys recommend & Why?Thanks.
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Old November 12th, 2012, 5:23 PM   #2
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I just recently aquired a '96 Yo Eddy in Chameleon Fade,It came without the rigid fork.
I'm seriously considering putting a segmented steel rigid fork back on it.
I've been researching various builders such as Ingelhart,Strong,Planet X.
My Yo has a 1" headtube,I would like to go threadless.
Who do You guys recommend & Why?Thanks.
I have compared the Ingelhart fork side-by-side with an original Yo Fork & found the welds to be much more beautiful on the original Yo Fork. Not sure why this was considering Chris Ingelhart worked at FCC. My .
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Old November 12th, 2012, 5:41 PM   #3
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I have compared the Ingelhart fork side-by-side with an original Yo Fork & found the welds to be much more beautiful on the original Yo Fork. Not sure why this was considering Chris Ingelhart worked at FCC. My .
Interesting... I had an Igleheart cross fork and it to wasn't exactly "pretty". Never a moment's doubt that could perform and was durable though.

I'd recommend him for a bike you actually want to ride any day. If it's more a trophy, maybe you should talk to someone like Bob Brown.

I'm also pretty sure that Geekhouse do a similar fork. They only have a price for a segmented disc fork for mtb, but I can't imagine it'd be a problem for them to build a Yo replica fork.

You might add Waltworks to your list as well. Walt makes a segmented fork.
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Old November 24th, 2012, 10:35 PM   #4
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Just had a fork made by Christopher for my Yo. I can't say how it compares to the original, but it doesn't look like the welds were ground similar to those on the frame; if that tells you anything. I'm not concerned at all. This fork will never be ridden, but I wouldn't have any concerns riding it hard.

I had the frame and fork painted by Leni Fried and it will be retired and hang on the wall. Even though the welds are a bit rougher than the frame, it is hardly noticeable and doesn't detract from the bike at all.

I need to get some good light, but I'll post up some pics in the next few weeks. Biased though I may be, it is one of the coolest paint jobs I have ever seen.
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Old November 25th, 2012, 10:44 AM   #5
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Who do You guys recommend & Why?Thanks.
A german guy builds very nice rigid forks

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" A German guy builds very nice forks "

I agree looking at the picture , any clues please ???
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" A German guy builds very nice forks "

I agree looking at the picture , any clues please ???
www.gebla.de

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Old July 15th, 2013, 4:37 PM   #8
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FYI,just scored a 1" threadless Tange Switchblade fork on EBay.I'll post up some pics of my build soon.
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