Re: [CR]Raleigh head badge - R&R of the 3 rivets ??


Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2005 19:19:14 -0800 (PST)
From: John Barry <usazorro@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Raleigh head badge - R&R of the 3 rivets ??
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <20051103.183521.637.4086@webmail04.lax.untd.com>


Rich,

I was faced with the very same task tonight - removing that badge from a '69 Raleigh. I'm giving you the benefit of the mistake that I made in hope that you won't repeat it.

If you drill out the rivets, hold onto the badge to keep it from moving. If you don't, the drill bit might catch it, and send it spinning when you get to the last one. I was very cautiously drilling out a little from all three, and then a little more from all three, hoping to do as little drilling as possible. I realized that one was all the way gone, but thought I had two still to go. I was off by one.

Now I'm in the market for a replacement head badge. :( I'd just as soon we don't have to compete for the same one.

Good luck,

John Barry Mechanicsburg, PA
>
> -- Rich Pinder <rpinder@usc.edu> wrote:
> Can you offer any tips/suggestions about removing
> and then re installing
>
>
> the metal Raleigh headbadges from a 1969 frame ?
>
> My thoughts are to carefully drill out the rivet -
> and then just HOPE
>
> that these tiny rivets are still available somewhere
> ??
>
> The badge is in pretty good shape - may try to touch
> up a spot where the
>
>
> paint flaked off with paint
>
> Thanks in advance for any thoughts.
>
> (picture of badge at: *http://tinyurl.com/ad8f3 )*
>
> Rich Pinder
> Van Nuys, CA