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7 months 2 weeks ago #1658 by Paul
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The steering-head of a Sopwith frame is not very well-braced, with only three tubes.
The central tube resists a degree of bending loads, but because of their angles relative to the steering-head lug, the other pair also see some torsion.
Andrew's right-hand tube bears the signs of a torsional fracture.
I've only ever seen one other frame fracture, in the same position, but on the left-hand tube.

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7 months 2 weeks ago - 7 months 2 weeks ago #1659 by keithsams
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frame breakage at that point are more common than you think, i have 2 frames like that and one is from australia, put it down to the rough roads but the other is from the uk and repaired on both sides
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7 months 2 weeks ago #1660 by Guy ABC
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Greetings all,

Yes, frames and girder links were always an issue. I will try to attach a couple of photos of my frame with repairs.

Guy 
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7 months 2 weeks ago #1661 by Dabney
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Guy,
Interested in the additional coil spring on your front suspension. Was that something you inherited or added?
best wishes
Ian

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7 months 2 weeks ago - 7 months 2 weeks ago #1662 by keithsams
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i would get rid of the coil spring, i am not suprised you have breakage
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7 months 2 weeks ago #1663 by Paul
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Hi Guy,
          Looks like you could use some of Peter's Perfect Replica Parts! A set of front leaves? No problem, just let me know. Paul.

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