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    Is this a Cunningham fork??

    I bought this at a PNW meet from a friend who said he has had it "forever" It is made of aluminum 100mm spacing 1" steerer interesting canti bosses for 26" wheel. It is very light and the quality is amazing. I don't think Richard made any offset mtb forks like this but maybe someone can identify of have a matching frameset.
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    Nope. He never made an aluminum fork.

    Looks like a Cameron out of Toronto.

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    As someone who appreciates old Cannondales, that is freakin' stunning, whomever made it.
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleCentury View Post
    Nope. He never made an aluminum fork.

    Looks like a Cameron out of Toronto.
    Agree. I used to work at Bikenergy (Toronto bike shop on the sticker) and I can almost guarantee we didn't sell that. Cameron stuff was either bought from him direct (Scarborough, IIRC) or through Cyclelogic (also Toronto).

    I had a 1 piece Cameron bar/stem forever.

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    Thanks for info it certainly looks like it belongs with that stem/bar combo where did they go? I would like to find or pass this piece of art to get it rolling. The curves in the Aluminum shaping must of taken a lot of time and skill to make. The Bike Energy decals certainly give a bit of a clue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rismtb View Post
    Thanks for info it certainly looks like it belongs with that stem/bar combo where did they go? I would like to find or pass this piece of art to get it rolling. The curves in the Aluminum shaping must of taken a lot of time and skill to make. The Bike Energy decals certainly give a bit of a clue.
    Harv Cameron passed away in early 2010's. He machined me some collars for my Fat Chance BB once and we met at the door to his house.
    Nice guy, master craftsman.

    Longevity-wise I think his unfinished welds seem to hold up better than the finished ones, but his fully finished frame/fork/stem was a beautiful piece of work. In the late 80's his completes were over $4k IIRC - comparable to full-on IRDs, Fat Chance Team Comps, Mtn Goats... the best of the best.

    100% there's a Cameron somewhere whose owner put on a 1st gen Manitou or Rockshock that needs this fork back. 90% that owner is in Southern Ontario.

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    Thanks never heard of Cameron before the stuff you learn about on this site is never ending thanks fats and mtbr

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    As someone who appreciates old Cannondales, that is freakin' stunning, whomever made it.
    Agreed, whomever did it spent a lot of time polishing that thing.
    A garage full of steel frames means happiness.

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