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Offline john.k

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girder forks of unusual type
« on: September 06, 2020, 04:17:30 AM »
Has anyone noticed a tube video on F book of a Russian museum Matchless X3 /1931 ,...the bike has a set of uncommon girder forks ...not Matchless ,IMHO ,but maybe some continental type.........four straight tubes ,with a bridge across the top for top pivot and also headlight mount.............Im sure Ive seen similar on one of the 1930s tiddlers ,maybe a Wolf 250? imported to UK from Germany?

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Re: girder forks of unusual type
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2020, 03:11:14 PM »
They are pure Dunelt. It has appeared on FB a few times. I havenít been too popular for pointing the odd forks out. Personally Iíd just like to know how a Model X got to Russia and how come it has Dunelt forks. It must have a history.

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Re: girder forks of unusual type
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2020, 10:37:09 PM »
Didn't Russia in an earlier era place quite a large order for military Matchie outfits ?
Not sure if this was pre revolution or not, or if they were actually delivered ?
Its a long chalk to connect that with a 31 Model X, but this was pre iron curtain,
so any traveller could have taken it there, or a wealthy local ordered it ?

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Re: girder forks of unusual type
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2020, 03:12:31 AM »
Some oligarchs collect football teams ,some collect bikes.......This place also has a Brough or two .