| Does anyone have a seatpost for a Phillips bike? These are built to British standard, not Raleigh specifications. Note that:|
Raleigh = 1" (25.4 mm) diameter
British standard = 1 1/16" (27 mm) diameter
| I found a seatpost in alloy, extra long for my B.S.A. parabike in the bike shop dealer catalog at the local bike shop it was new, from a modern company and he ordered it like they do all the other parts in the catalog book. go to the local bike shop and have them look in their book pay the 13.00 or whatever, wait a week or so and you'll have it in hand.|
I believe that because the size is different you will be able to find it.
| Or you can order it on-line.I have one I used on a vintage bike till it found on Ebay a real 50s domed piller,|
The modern ones are good but don't look Phillipsey
| Sam is 100% correct. What you would find out of a bike shops catalog today would be and also look different. The original ones were works of art. You can't do better than original and back in the day, they called this part a "seat pillar" Right again! |
Phillips made beautiful stuff!
| Hello looking for a couple of Raleigh Sports parts:|
-looking for a stock Raleigh Sports rim (Westrick) with decent chrome in the 36 hole variety
also (but need not be together)
-looking for a 36 hole front dyno hub
| Does anyone know where I can get a genuine Sturmey Archer 22 tooth SPROCKET (not cog!) in the USA? I noticed that Freeman's Cycles in UK has 'em, but they only take UK orders. Harris Cyclery normally stocks 'em, but they are out of stock and have no idea when they will get more.|
| I have them. Also 21s which are new this year. |
email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I also have a couple of the NOS British ones but they are VERY slightly used.
| while you are at it, buy the raleigh bottom bracket tool mark offers. really. I would. kill two birds with one stone.|
| Better pick up one of the cotter presses, too. It's a great little tool.|
| I'm currently working on a Hercules 3-speed (with Western Flyer headbadge) from about 1958 (that's the date code stamped in the Hurcules 3-speed hub shell). The indicator spindle was missing, so I tried to use one from a Sturmey Archer hub. I am unable to get the indicator spindle threads to engage. |
Can anyone advise on whether or not a SA indicator spindle will or will not fit into a Hercules 3-speed hub? I thought most part on these hubs were interchangeable.
It's possible that the threads in the hub are damaged, or perhaps a stub of the old indicator spindle is stuck inside the hub (will have to take it apart to confirm that).
| Hi Lenny,|
As I understand it, Hercules hubs were SA hubs built under licence. I would imagine that parts are interchangeable.
Matthew - its all epicyclic to me
| I have a New Hudson here that I fitted with Hercules hub, SA linkage and changer, I don't recall any problems.|
| Thank you all for your replies. Looks like I will need to take apart the hub to investigate, as it is likely that there is a broken part involved. |
| Before tearing it apart, I'd take the axle nuts off and see if I could catch the end of the broken indicator chain with needle-nosed pliers. If you can grab it, it should thread right out. |
| The problem likely lies with your axle key. It's either rotated somehow, the threads are stripped out or the threaded bit of the missing indicator is still in there. Only #2 is likely. An easy fix. eMail me if you need a new key. |
It's also possible there is just something stuck down the axle preventing the indicator from reaching the key.
| Well I was doing alright on the re-build until dearly beloved (the wife)decided that the kitchen needed re-decorating!What is suprising is the skills I learnt on rebuilding and painting old bikes has passed on to interior decorating!Strip back to origonal and go from there.She is moaning that it is taking to long,but the end result is so,so much better.Of course the kitchen now shows up the front room,so you have guessed it,the Phillips will probably be about 90 years old before it is finished!He ho earlies tomorrow for the the next 7 days,Aarrgh!|