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 Post subject: E F Russ oddity
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:52 pm 
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Anyone know what these braze on's are for? On an old E F Russ that has been handed down to me.
It was bought secondhand in the early fifties if that helps.Image


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 Post subject: Re: E F Russ oddity
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:46 pm 
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Welcome :). Sorry, can't see the image. If it's behind the seat tube it's for a CO2 inflator.


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 Post subject: Re: E F Russ oddity
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:51 pm 
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Oh.
Little bunny ears! on stays and forks just behind the callipers. I've not found anything on Google


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 Post subject: Re: E F Russ oddity
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:06 pm 
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Ah, forks and seat stays are usually for early style mudguards.?


http://www.hilarystone.com/images/sale% ... 65_sml.jpg


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 Post subject: Re: E F Russ oddity
PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:02 am 
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Are the "bunny" ears between the calipers & forks /seat stays ? do they have hole in them if yes some early calipers were some what "flexy"& had a wire loop fixed to the caliper & through the hole ,on brake application it limited the snatching forward of the calipers some brakes had a right angled fitting that butted against the SS & a loop around the fork blades


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 Post subject: Re: E F Russ oddity
PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:06 pm 
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Oo, any chance of another go with the picture? Maybe one of the whole bike? My colleague’s grandfather was Ernie Russ.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:03 pm 
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Arghh. I used to be able to do this. the image is visible to me? I'll have another go. I am selling it, it was one of two old bikes, and the Russ is waaaay bigger, too big for me.


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