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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:55 pm 
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A friend asked me to have a look at a Raleigh Cameo women's step-through she's thinking of buying; the Sturmey Archer hub is marked "86 5", so May 1986 I assume.

Generally it's in good condition (except the bottom of both mudguards which are rusted through, despite the rest of the bike showing little evidence of hard use).

However none of the tools in my on-bike kit fitted, so I assume all the fixings are Imperial. Can anyone confirm this?

I have an Eighties Raleigh and everything is Metric on that.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:56 pm 
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That's an odd bike - I've got one. They aren't metric, UNC or UNF but by chance I happened upon a Whitworth spanner that fits the seat bolt perfectly. Metric spanners fit everything else though, they just aren't a great fit.


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Thanks for that Jonny.

That's a pain, as the seat height is the one thing I wanted to adjust so she could try it out.

I guess a small adjustable is the way forward...


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you should be ok using a set of adjustable pliers if all else fails


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