Re: [CR]Old Raleigh Headsets


Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2007 09:24:15 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Old Raleigh Headsets
To: Doug Van Cleve <dvancleve@gmail.com>, "classicrendezvous@bikelist.org" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
In-Reply-To: <954702dd0707230905w56422358s389ae1764ca60526@mail.gmail.com>


So anyone know a source for Whitworth wrenches that would fit a TDC HS? The locknut is smaller than 32mm, maybe close to 30 mm, though I doubt a 30 mm wrench will work. The adjustable cup is just a bit too big for a 40 mm wrench. I recently bought a Whitworth wrench set at a reasonable price, but it only goes up the 9/16 W, which isn't large enough.

Regards,

Jerry Moos Big Spring, TX

Doug Van Cleve <dvancleve@gmail.com> wrote: Jerry,

I will guess Whitworth. I had a beater Super Course MKII that would only fit an adjustable wrench on the original seatpost binder bolt. Neither metric nor English box ends would fit.

Doug Van Cleve Chandler, AZ USA

On 7/22/07, Jerome & Elizabeth Moos wrote:
> Finally reassembling a 1974 Raleigh Competition which I spent many months restoring. The headset is an old English-made one, TDC perhaps. I find none of my headset wrenches fit it, not the 36, 32 or 40 mm. Did these headsets use English-size wrenches, or maybe Whitworth?

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> Regards,

>

> Jerry Moos

> Big Spring, TX