Girder Forks dismantling

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Tim K
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Girder Forks dismantling

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Hi Everyone
I'm rebuilding a 1929 M6 and am currently at the 'take everything apart and see what needs doing' phase.
I've never worked on girder forks before and am a bit cautious about any stored energy that may be in the spring when I release it.
Is this something to be concerned about :?: If so, what is the technique for releasing the spring gradually :?:
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Rob Harknett
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Re: Girder Forks dismantling

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It depends how you wish to use the bike. Tighten it for high speed. You may not want it solid as a rock. Loosen it off, you may not want it bouncing too much. do a few tests round bends to get it right.
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