[CR]Bird-Bourne, Raleigh Brakes, Dynohubs and Rust Veins

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From: "NIGEL LAND" <ndland@btinternet.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2005 15:39:42 +0100
Subject: [CR]Bird-Bourne, Raleigh Brakes, Dynohubs and Rust Veins

A plea for parts for the 1937 Bird-Bourne I mentioned a few days ago. I have established that it was originally fitted with just a single front Raleigh RRA type front brake, so the Monitor Supercam rear is a later addition and will now go to Peter Brown for his Moorson rebuild. As I want to run it with a S/A hub I need a rear brake and am wondering if anyone on the list has a matching rear RRA type steel caliper and two levers. If necessary I wouldn't mind buying the front brake as well. A front brake is shown very well on the Harris Retro Raleigh site at http://retroraleighs.com/RRA-1930s-2.jpg. The recent question on 3-speed/Dynohub value - on the UK site they struggle to make $10, if they sell at all, unless they are really pristine. I have always considered them ugly and heavy and prefer detachable lights anyway. For a bike that is used - 'see and be seen'. Concerning rust veins I would personally not recommend WD40 as a rust preventative on a bike used on the road. I was told some years ago during my MG days, before I saw the light and returned to the fold, that it becomes hygroscopic after a while - attracts moisture. Urban myth or true?

In anticipation,

Nigel Land
by the Humber Bridge
North Lincolnshire