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So, when do the first aftermarket trees start showing up ? When were the first Narrow wide glide trees show up ?
 

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The first I remember seeing I think were in a Barney's ad...year, maybe '70? but that doesn't mean they weren't around earlier.
 

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I saw a bike in LA in 1969 with a set that was 3" narrower. I don't know who made them. I also saw several sets where 1/2 to 1" was cut out of a set of stock wide glides to make a narrower fork.

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Some them on the AEE trike ( 1968 ) did not know Barneys mad trees
Barney made spool hubs, trees, fork legs and lower legs. I had a 66 shovel with a set of his trees, forks and smooth lowers.
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These are early narrow 41mm trees.. I guess between '67-'69..



These are early seventy's I believe.. sold by different distributors..



These 41mm narrow trees are mid to late seventy's (Jammer sold them..as did a bunch of other distributors of course)

 

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Are these Barney's or AEE ? They are 7 3/4" Centers, I have yet to find trees lik ethese with the raised Riser mounts and pinch bolts in the back


*actually just saw the above,,and the legs seem to match *
 

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^^^ Hmm...I don't think they are raised..it's just dirt/grease..
 

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I have a set of the Chicago Cycle Specialties trees. They are at my other house in Georgia, I'll be there the end of the year and will try to get a picture. I think they are 3" narrower, they look a lot like your set.

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The most prevalent aftermarket supplier of stock style FL aftermarket trees that I seem to come across the most is ZEL's. Heres some info from Masterblaster, who ever that is.
ZEL stands for Zodiac Enterprises Limited.
Its the Asian Branch of the Dutch Wholesale Company Zodiac. They distibute their parts worldwide and manufacture products for all the other big names in the industrie. They are ISO 9001 certified. Ton Pels, former European Dragracer is president of Zodiac.They were a big supplier for Custom Chrome. They are out of Hong Kong. They also made headlight buckets, Master cylinders, among others.
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