[CR]Aladdin's Wing Nut

Example: Framebuilding:Restoration

Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2001 18:12:17 -0500 (CDT)
From: Bob Hufford <bhufford@mail.orion.org>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <12d.16cba4a.2882ef1c@aol.com>
Subject: [CR]Aladdin's Wing Nut

CR List,

I took delivery today of a mutt of a mid-to-late '60s Raleigh/Carlton Flyer today and have a question about some of the parts that came on it. I'm pretty sure they are not original to the bike.

Look at (the poorly lit digital pic) here:


These front wing nuts are unmarked except for "REG. No 875090" on the back of the serrated round "wing".

The rear wing nuts (though probably not part of a matched set with the front) are marked "Cyclo" (in quotes), "Benelux" (not in quotes) and "British Made".

The hubs are B-H Racelites. All the parts were NOS when the bike was built up after a recent repaint.

Any idea on what the front wing nuts are? Also, where did the Racelites fall in the B-H lineup?

Can you put a date to any of these components?

Thanks in advance,

Bob Hufford
Springfield, MO