Mad screw threads in Moulton Mk3

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simonineaston
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Re: Mad screw threads in Moulton Mk3

Postby simonineaston » 2 Aug 2020, 9:41am

hat's where the spare parts came from...
Cool. You gotta love what Michael does. I'd love to have been a fly on the wall when he moved recently from Chelsea - box after box of old Moulton parts must have puzzled the removal company guys!
ttfn, Simon in Easton
(currently enjoying a Moulton TSR & a nano Brompton...)

Brucey
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Re: Mad screw threads in Moulton Mk3

Postby Brucey » 2 Aug 2020, 9:21pm

well the bike is back together but there were a few wrinkles; I can only assume that the "using whatever bits they had lying around" extended further than you might expect.... when I got the forks apart I discovered the reason the fork spline didn't look much different to a Mk1/MkII fork spline was because....(drum roll) ….

it wasn't. So this MkIII has a MkII fork in it.

Hey ho.

Luckily I had the presence of mind to order a new MkI/II lower fork bush so that went in (not without considerable difficulty, either). To describe the end result as 'suspension' is taking liberties with the word; I guess it might move if you run through an enormous hole.... What it won't do is allow about three degrees of free steering movement which the old worn bush did.

cheers
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