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Ted Robinson
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Hello Paul, Are your forks leaking air or is it just the grease oozing out that you are concerned about as this is normal. You only need a very small amount to lubricate the bottom sliders. Dowty Forks are made by the same firm that make Oleo legs for aircraft and are well engineered and very strong. I have a photo somewhere showing a Scott that had collided with a van, the forks were not damaged but the frame was badly bent. I have owned my 1949 Scott for 25 years and never had any problems with the forks. I was told the secret is to makesure you keep them topped up with oil. best wishes Ted.