The forks on the first Gen. Breezer were the only thing Joe didn't make himself-they were built by Cook Brothers in 1977 to his specs. and looked much like their stock fork, which was built to look like a motorcycle fork, for BMX'ers. Since the first Gen. bike had a rather slack 68 degree head angle, the fork offset was set at 2 inches. By 1981, Joe didn't like the look or the weight of the Cook Bros. fork, so on the second Gen. Breezer he built the fork himself. It is a UniCrown design which Joe invented and got paid royalties from Tange, although these 75 forks used curved UniCrown tubes sourced from Charlie Cunningham and Steve Potts. (They had liked his design so much they had ordered the crown pieces from a custom fab shop in Reno for their own bikes, since Tange wasn't producing them yet) The second Gen. Breezer-1982-1985 had a 70 degree head angle, and to maintain smooth handling with the steeper head angle, a 1 3/4 inch offset. It was also elegant looking, lighter, and, with the curved lower legs, a bit more compliant piece than the Cook Bros. fork. When you ride both bikes, they feel good, with the newer ones turning a little quicker and the first Gen. bikes tracking great at high speed (think Repack). Pat
Now that's a history lesson! Thanks Pat.
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