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Offline Chris54

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1914 Forks
« on: 14 Oct 2016 at 11:55 »
Hi all
Anyone give me a clue as to what these ar for on my 1914 forks
Any information would be out welcome as I have never seen this on any 2 3/4.
Thanks , Chris

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Re: 1914 Forks
« Reply #1 on: 31 Oct 2016 at 07:41 »
Hi All

So nobody has come across these little appendages before, Still wondering what they are for.
The question is, do i remove them so the forks look the same as every other 2 3/4 of that era.
Or do i leave them as a talking point curio

Chris

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Re: 1914 Forks
« Reply #2 on: 31 Oct 2016 at 08:18 »
Or do i leave them as a talking point curio

Yes I think so.

Leon

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Re: 1914 Forks
« Reply #3 on: 31 Oct 2016 at 09:58 »
Could they be anchors for leaf springs?? I believe Douglas did experiment with leaf spring forks just after the first world war (around the time they played around with various spring frames).
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Re: 1914 Forks
« Reply #4 on: 31 Oct 2016 at 20:40 »
they almost look like adapters to go from the earlier style springs with the bolts inside the springs, to the later style springs with the loops in the ends.  Stick the looped end over this stud and pin it through the hole to keep the spring from popping off ...  ???