Sunday, 28 February 2016

Ok Christine lets make a start , first those fork tubes...

Decision made
Option 1 Another set of seals - may have worked but not for long.
Option 2 Another set of tubes - they are only show chromed so more trouble later
But a new set could be purchased that are longer 10" over….
No be sensible.
But it would look even better with longer forks Trev...
They would leak again. And its cheaper than new tubes
Yeah but look great…
She handles really good with the 8" over tubes
But we want….
How about putting on a 21" Wheel instead?

Our fork rechroming service includes...
• Full inspection, measurement and recording, we also check straightness before the rechroming process
• Pre-grind on a centreless grinding machine to remove old chrome and any pitting / damage
• Prepare for hard-chrome plating. This will include masking of all internal bushes / valves with special tape and wax
• The forks are then hard chrome electroplated (slightly oversize)
• The forks are then finish ground to an accuracy of 0.005”.
• Inspection, measurement and recording is carried out at all stages of finish grinding
• The forks are linished and polished to produce a high gloss and reduced friction finish which aid the seals bedding in process
• Inspection and recording takes place to maintain quality and continuity of your rechroming

So the 'fork stanchions' were parcelled up and sent Royal Mail 48
 And a new front wheel size investigated, which as usual brings its own problems. 
Running modern radials as rear fit is tight on mudguard. 
Tried a safety Mileage rear in the summer and its 1" in diameter larger.
So it would have to be a radial again or cut all the brackets off the rear and start again.
Would look good with a skinny speed master on the front though...

Parked up at Aldeburgh

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