While I think of it, could I ask a favour from a Bullitt and an Omnium owner? Could you take a pic of the joints at both ends of your steering rods? I’m looking for a good pic of the joint setup at the fork end and what’s on the steerer tube end. Mine has like this ball joint at the fork end and a double roller at the steerer end. I can see what they’ve done, it’s to stop the steering rod flopping down with the bend, but it rattles something chronic and it’s driving me mad! Maybe the Omnium won’t have what I’m looking for, because I think it has a straight steering rod, but the Bullitt must have the same cranked rod like mine.
I have a bullitt. Same - basically - on the front end with a ball joint, but on the right side of the bike. The push rod is an elbow bent round rod to get around the wheel when turned left. It would twist and "fall down" as you say, except back end clamps into the steering apparatus preventing any twisting movement. Makes no noise.
it's actually visible in a few photos in this search. 60 seconds of scrolling shows a few images.
it's pretty readily visible on the UK Larry Harry site as well.
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