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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:31 pm 
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I'm looking for an oil port cover for a 1940s Rudge Raleigh.

Does anyone sell these in the UK?

I found these in the US, but have no idea which thread size will fit.

http://www.mcmaster.com/#oil-ports/=kh4dib

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:55 am 
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A Google of Oil Hole Covers took me straight to The Nipple Shop :shock:
But it is actually what you're after and they're based in Bolton.
It never occured to me that these things would still be available so it's very good to know. They may have minimum orders though but as they are in the UK may be worth a call. If you had to buy a few I'm sure there's a market for them on here. Looks like they are all nickel plated though which is a shame.

Check that you don't need a grease type nipple. I have a 1936 Hobbs and that's what's on there. I think it's still for oil but it looks like it's for a grease type gun.

http://www.thenippleshop.co.uk/acatalog/info.html

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:50 pm 
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I can let you have one of each type for £2.50 inluding post


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:04 pm 
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Thanks for the link although I'm still none the wiser for thread size.

Thanks for the offer bagpuss, what styles do you have?

I've attached a picture of what I'm guessing it should look like; but as this is purely a cosmetic feature for the bike, it would be nice to have a nice shiny flip top cover instead.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:23 pm 
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Yes i can supply a flip top type ,similar to very early S A hubs


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:43 am 
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This thread perfectly illustrates why I love this forum!

A guy is looking for an obsolete part for a seventy year old bike, which he can only source in the US; someone else finds some in the UK; then along comes another guy who'll sell him one for less than the price of a pint!

Brilliant!


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:09 am 
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I have a distant memory that the Raleigh bottom bracket oilers were pressed in. (no thread).


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:55 pm 
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Actually upon further investigation your distant memory is correct, it's a press in oil port. The guy in the bike shop had told me that they normally had threads.

I got a reply from the American website above who quite bluntly refused to sell them to me.

Now I'll be really impressed if someone on the forum wants to sell me a pint at seventy year old prices.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:11 pm 
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If you have no luck in the UK, you could try Vin at oldroadsforums.com who is well known in the US.
I sometimes assist over there, as I am old enough to remember these bikes (occasionally)
Keith


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:05 pm 
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rudgeulsterman wrote:
I'm looking for an oil port cover for a 1940s Rudge Raleigh.

Does anyone sell these in the UK?

I found these in the US, but have no idea which thread size will fit.

http://www.mcmaster.com/#oil-ports/=kh4dib

Cheers


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