Can someone give the length of the front mudguard spacers that fit between the U bracket and the fork legs
Don't think there were spacers with the original U brace and Roadholder legs. It may be that you have the wrong brace as there are 7" and 73/8" width Roadholders. Important that the mudguard does not pull the legs together ,so you may have to pack with washers . Easier to fit if the silly studs are replaced with bolts!!. But getting the studs out is another story.
Jubilee, Navigator or Electra? not that I know the answer!! Mine have aluminium mudguards
Thanks, Robert it looks like I have the wrong U bracket will make up some spacers.
Dan its a Navigator :-)
I thought some pictures of my unrestored 1964 Navigator mudguard bracket might help. They are the later 7 3/8" forks and the mudguard and bracket are original. As you can see the bracket is a straight 'U' with no spacers and the mudguard is quite a tight fit. Good luck with yours.
Thanks for the images they are a great help and it looks like I have the 7" bracket and the 7 3/8" forks.
does anyone know where i can buy u brackets
The brackets have to be pressed to fit close to the legs. You will probably have to buy a few old ones on e-Bay till you eventually get the right one, I went through a similar exercise to fit a valenced guard to the Late Atlas. I think I used a late Navvy or electra bracket!!.
thanks robert i can t find any on e bay though i will have another look
I'm not sure if this will fit but looking at the Norvil on line catalogue they list a 64 on front mudguard stay / bridge which looks remarkably like the one on my Navigator with the 7 3/8" Roadholders, it even has the two bolt holes on top to attach it to the mudguard - very expensive at £24.66 but perhaps worth a look? I've attached the photo from the catalogue - part number 030254. If you decide to go that way can you let us know if it fits?
I don't know if this one would work or not. But you could query the seller about its dimensions.
thanks jack i ll have a look