Ornamental tangs based on the fleurs-de-lys pattern were introduced along with the Latin Series of lugs in 1950. There were three basic patterns; they may appear almost anywhere in almost any combination.

There was also the question-mark pattern, most often seen on the Mag. Bonum, but also on some early Experto Credes and a few early Vade Mecums. These were used on fork crowns only.

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Short tang.

Medium tang.

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Long tang.

1968 Mag.Bonum

Back-to-back shorties.

1977 MO

A typical brake bridge ornament.

MO Millennium

Brake bridge ornament on the MO Millennium.

The question-mark tang
(left and right sides reversed).

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1951 XC

The question-mark tang on an early Experto Crede.

2005 Earls Court Two XC

Any tang could be special ordered, as on this 2005 Earls Court model, reprised from a 1948 show bike.

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