Jayhawk ,and custom front end

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Superman1984

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 28, 2019
415
36
Pageland South Carolina
Isn't that front end what they call a "lefty" in the bmx world due it only having the left side leg ? How do they ride vs a normal fork ?
 

bikebozo

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Dec 1, 2015
890
Winter Garden, United States
Yes, it is , although the inventor of this fork calls it something different ,. I have not built up my frame yet ,I am still trying to sort out the disk brake rear wheel , because I am wanting to run a set of gears also , . The few people who run this 1 legged front end say there is no difference , only the styling is different . My bike is being built as a custom street machine , not bmx or anything else that could create excess stress, thanks , any thoughts or suggestions are welcome , wpb
 

Superman1984

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 28, 2019
415
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Pageland South Carolina
Yes, it is , although the inventor of this fork calls it something different ,. I have not built up my frame yet ,I am still trying to sort out the disk brake rear wheel , because I am wanting to run a set of gears also , . The few people who run this 1 legged front end say there is no difference , only the styling is different . My bike is being built as a custom street machine , not bmx or anything else that could create excess stress, thanks , any thoughts or suggestions are welcome , wpb
I think I know a little about bmx so I just wanted to ask as I never seen or had Really nice ones as a kid. Kinda feel too big for'em now ; unless they're 24" or 26" LOL. I could see that being polished to a mirror shine, some kind of accent wheels (lime green is 1 of my favorite colors) and 144 spokes. Jus' a thought. No idea on the custom gears build ; unless you can find a setup from a premade bmx or work with the guru guys here who build wheels and have been for years. Oh btw wouldn't a flip flop hub (has dual threads for 2 sprockets & a disc adaptor allow you to at least have disc brakes & maybe 3-7 gears ?
 

Superman1984

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 28, 2019
415
36
Pageland South Carolina
@bikebozo I was looking at a Mongoose Massif jus' now & thought "Hey maybe something like that would work for you" it's got disc brakes front & rear + has like 7 speeds. You interested in pics of how it's set up ?
 
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bikebozo

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Dec 1, 2015
890
Winter Garden, United States
@bikebozo I was looking at a Mongoose Massif jus' now & thought "Hey maybe something like that would work for you" it's got disc brakes front & rear + has like 7 speeds. You interested in pics of how it's set up ?
Yes I would , I will find out something , I see now how it has exposed gears , I want a nexus internal geared hub , it looks cleaner , I have a lot of campy stuff I could build a wheel with , please , send a photo , I can build wheels , I was just not sure what hub had the duel threaded side , or how it would work , my Jayhawk will be built as a nice ride , not for dirt riding and crashing , I am 67 and do not have very many crashes left in Me!
 
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sarmisluters

Finally riding a big boys bike
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Redondo Beach, California
Yes I would , I will find out something , I see now how it has exposed gears , I want a nexus internal geared hub , it looks cleaner , I have a lot of campy stuff I could build a wheel with , please , send a photo , I can build wheels , I was just not sure what hub had the duel threaded side , or how it would work , my Jayhawk will be built as a nice ride , not for dirt riding and crashing , I am 67 and do not have very many crashes left in Me!
Thank goodness for clearing that up its a
20” bike !
 

Superman1984

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 28, 2019
415
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Pageland South Carolina
Yes I would , I will find out something , I see now how it has exposed gears , I want a nexus internal geared hub , it looks cleaner , I have a lot of campy stuff I could build a wheel with , please , send a photo , I can build wheels , I was just not sure what hub had the duel threaded side , or how it would work , my Jayhawk will be built as a nice ride , not for dirt riding and crashing , I am 67 and do not have very many crashes left in Me!
I fully understand the whole clean gear look. I was just thinking along the lines of Keep It Stupid Simple but here's some online pics I found that gives a good general idea of how the flip flop hubs work & how they're set up on a fat tire 20x4 1/4 bmx style bike. 1st pic is a front disc brake mount ; other side is just capped off but a flip flop hub has threads both sides for either a fixed sprocket or a free wheel. 2nd pic is the gear set/derailleur & 3rd just the general bike
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Hopefully that helps some. Other than being too short with me being 5 '8 to comfortably ride this little bike was fairly smooth functioning & for like $35 I have some tinkering parts to use for 'Customs' .
 
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Superman1984

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 28, 2019
415
36
Pageland South Carolina
My frame and front end are 26 inch , if anyone wanted to know ! Thanks wpb
That is Awesome! I figured when you said you were 67 years young it was at least a 24" but none the less it wouldn't surprise me to see anyone on a 20" ; especially vintage or just cool 1 off bikes ;)
 
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