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Stan Thomas


The “Dowty” forks fitted to Birmingham Scotts (they were Dowty converted to springs) employed the conventional telescopic fork system of clampling the wheel, bearings and brake plate all in one direction to one fork leg, and the other fork leg was free to float about, but then clamped around the wheel spindle having found the “neutral” position.

Are you saying early Scotts with Dowty forks had two clamping nuts either end of the wheel spindle same as early machines with girder forks????

Tis a good idea befor finally tightening up the wheel spindle nuts to “bounce” the machine up and down a few times (or wheel it into a wall to compress the suspension- thus “settling out” any slight mis-allignment.

Stan Thomas.

Stan Thomas.