You know when you should just leave stuff alone😩 stripped my Andreani cartridges just to see what’s inside them really. Well bad idea one of the piston seals is broken. Now where can I get one of those? Brookes suspension aren’t interested.
Yep Rick, I've seen the factory bracings and will do something similar. I cut a cardboard template to check tyre clearance. I want to brace to the top corner also to eliminate the flex that can cause cracking of factory frames on our corrugated dirt roads. I'm ashamed of my welding. The tube is only 1.2mm wall thickness and I am using flux cored wire, welding intermittently to avoid holes, then grinding-off the rough finish. I hope it will stay together. If not I will do it all again with 1.6mm wall tube. That is easier for we amateur welders to stick together but harder to procure. I have a TIG welder in the shed that could potentially do a better job but I have not used that method for 40-odd years and forgot what little I knew. Cheers.The std bracing only stretches across the frames in an arc to avoid the wheel I guess .
A man of your welding skills could replicate that I'm sure .