I have read the article Martin sent with great interest and followed the advice from Stan taking things slowly. I think I found the spindles – particularly the top one nearest the handlebars – too tight as grease only flowed out when I slackened them off. There is a definite improvement but I would still like Brian’s view about the rating of the spring. However, one step at a time.
I have learnt a lot. Thank you to all club members who have helped me make sense of girder forks. My only real experience of forks prior to this was working on telescopics so this has been really useful. Particular thanks to Stan and Martin: I may be back in touch.
Thanks again: great club.