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Mike Fennell
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Sorry, can’t help with your questions though I’m sure others will.

I have a question for you – what’s been done to the bottom end of the Dowty fork legs?
Looks to me like a modern seal has been fitted into that sleeve. If so I would be
interested in details.

Regarding your comment about owners turning into would-be development engineers – definitely
is the case for quite a few I’d say, myself included. The object must be to eliminate “perceived
failings” of the original designs to make them more satisfactory to ride. Whether that desire is
always fulfilled is obviously debatable!

Other owners take a more relaxed view – the machines are what they are, and can best be appreciated
at that level. “Alfred knew best” was the maxim of some early devotees. They may be much happier
as a result!