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Forks from “Philpots”
« on: February 26, 2021, 08:32:36 AM »
Wow! What a great job, never even charged carriage for return, I am well chuffed. Thanks for the recommendation.
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Re: Forks from “Philpots”
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2021, 08:38:03 AM »
They have come up great Johnny. I've just sent another set to them as well.
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Re: Forks from “Philpots”
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2021, 01:20:04 PM »
I would certainly have no problem using them again Julie. They even phoned when they were at the grinding down stage and explained that there may be marks which they just can’t hide but they would be in the ears of headlamp. I think there might be a very small mark but you would need to look very close. Just disappointed that nobody is going to see the handiwork apart from the top plugs and rear spindle they did as well. All part of the service!😀
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Re: Forks from “Philpots”
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2021, 01:56:47 PM »
Philpotts do know the market and I wouldn't use anyone else. The price includes carriage both ways, and they check the things for straightness.

Any problems...and they do call to discuss what to do.

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Re: Forks from “Philpots”
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2021, 05:39:43 PM »
I know the usually do the fork caps for free with a re-chrome but how much did they charge to do the rear spindle.
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Re: Forks from “Philpots”
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2021, 05:43:37 PM »
I know the usually do the fork caps for free with a re-chrome but how much did they charge to do the rear spindle.
No charge as far as I am aware. £165 + vat is what I paid.
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Re: Forks from “Philpots”
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2021, 05:46:01 PM »
I know the usually do the fork caps for free with a re-chrome but how much did they charge to do the rear spindle.
They done the same for me at no cost Ken - Julie recommended I ask them when booking the forks in and they told me then that there would be no cost
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Re: Forks from “Philpots”
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2021, 05:47:01 PM »
They've done an excellent job considering what they started with, I had my 1300 stanchions hard chromed by Dynasurf in Sandbach but only because a mate was having his done and offered to take mine along with him. Always liked Philpotts though, great service and great work.

Just out of interest but I wonder if they grind back the spindle like they do with the stanchions, I was thinking if they didn't would it cause problems with getting it through the bearings afterwards.
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Re: Forks from “Philpots”
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2021, 07:26:30 PM »
Don’t think it’s been ground Ken, there was a nasty flat bit on the edge of the non threaded end of spindle which they sorted, I never asked them to, so they rightly assumed it would be better like. So can’t praise them enough.
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1961 Matchless G3
1978 Honda CB550K3.
1999 ST1100 Pan European 50th Anniversary.
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Re: Forks from “Philpots”
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2021, 07:50:59 PM »
On mine, they just done the end of the spindle - actual shaft was not touched and fitted straight through hub/bearings. I had a set of Laverda forks done at Dynasurf several years ago and they were also good
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Re: Forks from “Philpots”
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2021, 05:57:54 AM »
Wow! What a great job, never even charged carriage for return, I am well chuffed.
Impressive! I wouldn't have rated them as salvageable at all...
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Re: Forks from “Philpots”
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2021, 07:27:48 AM »
Wow! What a great job, never even charged carriage for return, I am well chuffed.
Impressive! I wouldn't have rated them as salvageable at all...
That was my initial thoughts!
1952 Cymoto on Triumph bicycle.
1961 Matchless G3
1978 Honda CB550K3.
1999 ST1100 Pan European 50th Anniversary.
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Re: Forks from “Philpots”
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2021, 08:24:06 AM »
Very good work as usual. Had a few sets done by them.
Dropped off the last set and picked them up in person. Took at least 40 minutes to get away as I was chatting to the manager about bikes. He is really into his bikes.

 

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