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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:06 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi all

Looking for some advice on the small but present ding on these wheels. They are original equipment for my Carlton Cobra and the produce a slight ticking/rub on the road test


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:19 pm 
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If they are steel then two blocks of metal or hardwood either side and persuade the bump to go flat :) the


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:21 pm 
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Before it wears a hole in the rim.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:42 pm 
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Just out of curiosity what year is your Cobra ? My first proper bike about 1973-4. Any pics?


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:45 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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The wheels are steel and thought as much. May use a G clamp and take it easy. It’s only small but needs doing. Here is a pic in its current state. Very nearly done believe to be 1960s mid to late? Has the funny number on B.B. but no number on dropout


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:06 am 
rBoTM Winner
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That freewheel certainly makes the most out of the range of that Huret rear mech, what size is it?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:54 am 
Dirt Disciple

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I’ve not seen a freewheel like it before but counts up as 14/16?! But the larger gear as big spaces in between the teeth. The rear mech works great but needs a clean. Any info on the freewheel would be great


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:17 pm 
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I've seen them before and I think you're supposed to count them as double the tooth count as it misses every other one, so if it is 16 that means a 32 and I must admit I've never tried bigger but always thought the limit of those mechs was 28 teeth normally and that looks bigger than 28


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:42 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I have a 28 on me Raleigh Banana. If it is 32 equivalence then it’s good. I live in a hilly area and been out today on it and it does climb well considering the age.


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