[CR]Re: size of ball bearings in British headsets of 1950s?

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From: "Julius Naim" <julius.naim@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2007 20:08:18 +0100
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Re: size of ball bearings in British headsets of 1950s?

I don't know when it was standardised but the bikes I've come across from the 50s (a Viking, Hercules and a Bates) used 5/32" or 1/8" I've not come across any that use 3/16"

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Julius Naim London UK

On 4 Jun 2007, at 19:27, classicrendezvous-request@bikelist.org wrote:
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> Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2007 09:35:05 -0700
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> What size ball bearings are used in British headsets as found in
> lightweight
> road bikes of the 1950s like Brampton, etc? Is it 5/32" ??
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> I know Raleigh has its difference in some cases, and I'm asking about
> headsets found in non-Raleigh road bikes like Bates, Macleans,
> Flying Scott,
> Rotrax, Hetchins, etc
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> I couldn't find this in the CR Archives. Thanks, Peter
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