AGE / VALUE:   rudge whitworth posted by: stephen hogben on 4/26/2008 at 1:26:13 PM
Still doing up this old ladies bike,i never realised how many parts there on a pushbike,thought it would only take me a week or two! Ha ha how wrong can you be!there are 17 parts on each pedal,plus bearings, and so on and so on!P lease can you me how to protect the tranfers when i spray it,if i put masking tape over them will they come off when i pull it off? Ta.

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   RE:AGE / VALUE: rudge whitworth posted by sam on 4/26/2008 at 7:46:10 PM
Yes if you use masking tape your decals will pull off.Mylar paint mask is better---buy it at an art store.
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AGE / VALUE:   rudge whitworth posted by: stephen hogben on 4/26/2008 at 1:26:13 PM
Still doing up this old ladies bike,i never realised how many parts there on a pushbike,thought it would only take me a week or two! Ha ha how wrong can you be!there are 17 parts on each pedal,plus bearings, and so on and so on!P lease can you me how to protect the tranfers when i spray it,if i put masking tape over them will they come off when i pull it off? Ta.

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AGE / VALUE:   rudge whitworth posted by: stephen hogben on 4/26/2008 at 1:26:13 PM
Still doing up this old ladies bike,i never realised how many parts there on a pushbike,thought it would only take me a week or two! Ha ha how wrong can you be!there are 17 parts on each pedal,plus bearings, and so on and so on!P lease can you me how to protect the tranfers when i spray it,if i put masking tape over them will they come off when i pull it off? Ta.

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AGE / VALUE:   rudge whitworth posted by: stephen hogben on 4/26/2008 at 1:26:13 PM
Still doing up this old ladies bike,i never realised how many parts there on a pushbike,thought it would only take me a week or two! Ha ha how wrong can you be!there are 17 parts on each pedal,plus bearings, and so on and so on!P lease can you me how to protect the tranfers when i spray it,if i put masking tape over them will they come off when i pull it off? Ta.

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MISC:   Chaincase troubles posted by: Mark on 4/25/2008 at 5:15:06 AM
Hello, Gentlemen:

I've recently acquired a 1960 Raleigh Sports, with totally enclosed chaincase. I tore down the bike for a complete overhaul, but now I'm having a devil of a time getting the chaincase aligned, and I wonder if you all have any experience with this.

It seems as though I can't get the chaincase mounted far enough inboard to avoid having the r.h. crank arm scrape the case a bit as the crank goes around. The chaincase appears to be mounted properly. I tried readjusting the bottom bracket axle so that it pokes out a bit further on the right, hoping for a bit more crankarm-chaincase clearance, but no luck.

Your comments and suggestions would be most welcome.

Thank you -

Mark McClure
The chaincase and bike frame seems straight.
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   RE:MISC: Chaincase troubles posted by sciencemonster on 4/25/2008 at 1:31:18 PM
As I cruise along, I give mine a little kick when it acts up. Sometimes on the top - sometimes on the bottom.

English Engineering 101.
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   RE:MISC:   Chaincase troubles posted by Steve on 4/25/2008 at 3:03:31 PM
I had this problem just recently after disturbing a chainguard that had probably been undisturbed for about a thousand years.
I did double check that it was sitting/mounted properly but cured the problem by simply squeezing the guard in and back a little with tops of fingers on edge of guard and palms pressing against the main body.
I did this gradually until the high spot/s is/are cleared and the crank is rotating silently.
It worked for me.
Steve
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   RE:MISC: Chaincase troubles posted by Mark UK on 4/25/2008 at 3:36:17 PM
I have also had this problem, and have used the same method as Steve to gain some clearance. I have a few Raleighs and the crank runs very close on all of them. You could also try loosening the cotter pin and ensuring the crank/chainset is as far out as possible before re-tightening the cotter pin.
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   RE:MISC:   Chaincase troubles posted by Kevin on 4/25/2008 at 6:37:19 PM
They look cool, but the old enclosed chaincases can be a headache. I'm glad Raleigh switched to the hockey-stick variety. I always found it hard to believe that it was to save weight on bikes exported to the U.S.

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   RE:MISC:   Chaincase troubles posted by brooks on 4/26/2008 at 5:05:13 PM
Hey Mark -

These are cool chainguards, but they can be problematic, for sure. Make sure your kickstand is the right one and properly installed - the mounting assembly could be hitting up against the underneath portion of the chainguard. Also, check to make sure your chainring is straight, and not bent. Also, look at the right crank to make sure it too is not bent. You could also pop a washer on the axle between the inside frame and the rear wheel hub to slightly alter the spacing - which in turn - changes the postition of the chainguard just by a hair, but enough to stop the rubbing. It is possible that the problem may be stemming from the back of the chainguard, and manifesting itself in the front. I have about 10 Raleighs and one Rudge with enclosed chainguards and they really can be very cumbersome after being "disturbed." Good luck!

Brooks
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   RE:RE:MISC:   Chaincase troubles posted by Chris on 5/6/2008 at 4:19:33 PM
It's just not as magical without an enclosed chaincase and y'all know it!
The endclosed chaincase keeps your pants out of the chain it keeps the oil on the chain and the bike runs noticeably smoother too.

Clarence "sold my soul for enclosed chaincase British bicycles" K.

I have been all through every sort of enclosed chaincase problem and they are still worth it!!
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