Hello all, I have a set of Scott kite type front forks that do not have the lugs for fitting Bentley and Draper “Stabilizer” friction dampers. These were available as an integral part of the fork legs, or if bought later they were supplied with clamp-on lugs. I’m looking for a pair of the clamps. A bit of a long shot I know, but hopefully somebody out there has a pair ! All sorts of vintage parts available as swaps if preferred to cash. My contact details are in Yowl, under Section Information, or send me a PM.
do you have photos of the stabilizers from Barry Jackson? We are just going to produce them, so in case he is producing them and it’s 100% including engraved text, could be better to buy from him. Do you have his email?
As far as I know, the ones that Baz Jackson has produced are not engraved. There is an odd spelling, “STABILIZERS” rather than “STABILISERS” on original examples. If you need close-up photographs of them please let me know.
in 2015 Barry Jackson refurbished a pair of kite forks for me. He did a great job.
The set I had were missing the top yoke and stabilisers.
Although the central forks were fitted with the attachment for the stabilisers, the kite forks were not – see attached photo.
Barry fabricated a new top yoke and brazed on the attachments for the stabilisers to the kite forks. He also supplied the stabilisers – which are not stamped -see attached photos.