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British Bikes / Re: Nut Sizes
« on: December 05, 2018, 09:32:41 AM »
Yep, the last jumble I went to (about a month ago) had several stalls with boxes of old spanners on the floor in front of the table. Some were those flaking-chrome things but most were the older pre-chrome-vanadium heavy spanners of fifty years ago.
Probably could have picked a good range for a fiver, and rather negated the idea of "this metric spanner is close enough".

British Bikes / Re: Nut Sizes
« on: December 04, 2018, 09:29:09 AM »

As I noted above, AF just means "across flats" and does not make any comment on the thread to be found on the fastener.


AF does indeed stand for "across flats" but you won't find that nomenclature on any Imperial spanners (often incorrectly termed "Whitworth") but you will find it on spanners intended for use on SAE threaded machinery.
This is obviously for the generally available tools and not specialised "ah yeah but in 1935 Spagthorpe made a tool kit for the Whippet...etc etc" stuff.

British Bikes / Re: Nut Sizes
« on: December 03, 2018, 09:38:41 PM »
Sigh - sometimes it isn't easy!

: imperial (labelled AF, where 7/8"AF means 7/8" across the flats.

If a spanner was labelled 7/8 AF it would be for a Unified (SAE) threadform, not Imperial, and unless the OP had a post 1968 Triumph, BSA or early H-D it wouldn't fit the fasteners.
Imperial threads are BSW,BSF,BSCY, BSP etc. and those are what was used on most British bikes.

Autojumble / Re: tiger cub
« on: November 18, 2018, 02:42:07 PM »
Don't know about Cubs, but on the twins the official parts books used to show the length of bolts and studs, so if it is the same in the Cub parts books then you could buy most of the fasteners from any supplier. Nookies Nuts is a good one.

If a supplier did stock every fastener as a kit I should imagine you'd probably whince at the price.. ;)

British Bikes / Re: More pics
« on: November 05, 2018, 09:48:11 AM »
Dunno about that. As I posted in the other thread look at the tank mounts and their fixing. These are crudely made and fixed.
IIRC weren't the earlier Triumph mountings brazed on rather than welded?

British Bikes / Re: Original vintage tank or import copy?
« on: November 05, 2018, 09:44:35 AM »
If it was an original old tank which has been refinished to that degree it would command a small fortune, but Indian-made tanks are cheaper, readily available and sometimes they even fit.
Usually you can tell the Ram-Jam items as they tend to be heavier and with poorly welded mounts etc plus a red lead finish inside.
As said, check it thoroughly before painting.

British Bikes / Re: Mystery gas tank
« on: October 27, 2018, 11:08:17 PM »
The rear mounts are reminiscent of the early plunger A7/10, but they also look like a later addition to me.

British Bikes / Re: Tiger cub rectifier .
« on: October 26, 2018, 12:23:34 PM »
First read it and thought you said cruising to Sweden. They do some funny things there too.. :D

British Bikes / Re: T 100 490cc 1968
« on: October 24, 2018, 09:30:23 AM »
if you look into the costs of getting them rechromed you might find it much the same as buying a new pair of stainless seal holders, and you'll need to tell the chromers not to plate the threads or you'll never get it back on.

From memory there is a large circlip there...maybe you could treat yourself to a workshop manual/parts book too?

British Bikes / Re: Tiger cub rectifier .
« on: October 23, 2018, 04:37:43 PM »
Oh I dunno, there's some nice pictures of pies and accounts of life post-retirement going on at the moment. ;)

British Bikes / Re: Tiger cub rectifier .
« on: October 22, 2018, 03:57:22 PM »
Other clubs haven't made known of any plans to close down over the DPA.
Sounds a little dramatic to me and F-B is better in many ways (although to be fair it did kill off Yahoo Groups)  but Zuckerberg isn't really going to be able to steal your eyes when your asleep if the club does transfer...

British Bikes / Re: 1920s cone hubs
« on: October 21, 2018, 05:54:56 PM »
Thinking back they're not a standard-size hex and are thin, so you really could use a mate with a lathe.
If a wheel never had them fitted and the spindle thread was flattened or damaged (as they often were given how many times the wheel had been in and out) wouldn't undoing the spindle nut cause the spindle to unwind from the opposing side cone?

British Bikes / Re: 1920s cone hubs
« on: October 19, 2018, 10:25:41 PM »
Thinking back to the dim and distant past when I used to be interested in push-bikes and these bikes had cup-and-cone hubs, even the most cheap and nasty bike had lock-nuts on the cones, and there were spanners made especially thin to lock and adjust the cones.
Maybe the front legs have just been pulled in by some mug previous owner leaving the locknuts out?
I'd fit them front and rear if I were you.

British Bikes / Re: Wardill Motorcycle Company
« on: October 15, 2018, 09:40:34 PM »
At least it looks more "of a piece" than the Black Douglas. Does yours have FW hubs? The Black Douglas' do and  I think it looks duff. Old bikes had 1/2 width hubs which are more aesthetic in my view.

Salty money can buy a lot of bike for that amount but I hope you do well.

Yes I've stopped contributing to ikba as it's descending into hysteria.'re missing some world-class willy-waving over who has the most exotic holidays at the moment. I think it reached it's nadir some weeks back when some tw*t posted pics of his worn-out bike gloves... ::)

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