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I have just bought my first trials bike and it's a Bantam. I wondered if anyone could help identify the forks it has fitted?

It has billet yokes and the forks look a bit like the REH ones - except they have a bracket for the hub stay(?) and have an external nut on the spindle rather than the internal type thing on the REH ones.

Any pointers more than welcome!

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Anyone recognise them?

 

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Could they be Montesa ?  70's / 80's ,look like Montesa slab yokes and bottoms could be cleverly modified to give in line spindle position. Brake anchor lug looks familiar and of course it dosn't take much to remove the logo. Very nice job.

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Thank you for the replies - all the Montesa forks I'd seen have the sprindle forwards of the forks.

What MZ model would they be? I can't think of any I've seen that don't have cast in mudguard mounts - and these didn't seem to look like anything had been machined off? Though it could have been and just finished well.

The whole bike has had a lot of time and effort spent on it I think. 

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That's why I said cleverly modified to  give in line spindle position !

I have never seen a set of MZ forks but those yolks look Montesa as does the spindle.

 

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Sorry !  I missed that ! 

The chap I bought it off didn't have any history to share - it's a shame as I'm sure there is a tale to tell.

Stephen

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Interestingly the whole bike is well done - the frame and engine have clearly had a lot of work. 

Ive just popped the timing cover off and found this :

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Alas photobucket has disabled hosting my pictures ?

I post from an iPad so can't resize the pictures to upload on the site. Any suggestions folks?

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