potto Posted March 23, 2018 Report Share Posted March 23, 2018 7 hours ago, tonyp said: On the subject of restoring old bikes, I had an interesting experience a couple of weeks ago. I was doing up an 80's trials bike, and decided to lower the footrests and sharpen the steering head. Initially, I was going to do it myself, but then thought I'd get it done by one of the various guys who have websites advertising pre-65 & twinshock type stuff. I emailed one of them for a quote .......£800 ......yes, eight hundred pounds !! An expensive bit of welding don't you think ! This has been a great topic IMO,plan to drop my pegs down as I find with my long legs I feel I'am riding my bike like a jockey when sitting down ,honestly don't like the position on my Monty 349 for gearshift and brake....not sure about changing steering head angle as I don't know for sure it has been done already,lots of Bombay welding been done there not sure its a repair or a modification ,regardless of this I have cracks in that area that need attention. Just out of interest is the angle changed fwd of rear ?,presume fwd...I don't know reason for asking. tonyp the quote you received was really on the heavy side,as an engineer I don't see that kind of money involved,shop around perhaps. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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