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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:20 pm 
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RabC wrote:
Very nice build, looking forward to seeing it finished


Cheers Rab

So was going to fit the brake levers but it seems the lever clamp is a fraction to small for the bars :? Does anyone know if the clamps came in different sizes ?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:13 am 
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kingbling wrote:
RabC wrote:
Very nice build, looking forward to seeing it finished


Cheers Rab

So was going to fit the brake levers but it seems the lever clamp is a fraction to small for the bars :? Does anyone know if the clamps came in different sizes ?



I had the same problem a couple of years ago, the simple answers is yes there are different sizes, I can't remember my exact problem(been to sleep since then) maybe 600 arabesque onto modern bars or 600 on to my 81 PKN Peugeot which was equiped with Mafac, I'll have a think on it.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:29 am 
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kingbling wrote:
RabC wrote:
Very nice build, looking forward to seeing it finished


Cheers Rab

So was going to fit the brake levers but it seems the lever clamp is a fraction to small for the bars :? Does anyone know if the clamps came in different sizes ?


Well yes they do. Recently acquired NOS Weinmann levers for my BSA Prima are clearly marked 22 - 24 on the clamp. Lucky then that the bars are 22!

EDIT: You might try removing the clamps from the levers, sliding the clamps on - you can probably use a bit more force than if the levers are still attached - and then re-attaching the levers. I have done this on a couple of occasions when facing a similar problem, but I guess it only works if the clamp really is only a fraction smaller...


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:37 pm 
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Thanks Guys :D

Thats was the problem swapped over clamps from another set of levers and all's good will upload some photos later.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:49 pm 
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Really do need to get some better glasses to improve the detailing or get an ultrasonic cleaner :facepalm: :roll:


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:46 am 
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Looking great Clive.... nice work

And yes these smart phones seem to capture bloody everything don’t they?


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:22 am 
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Lovely bike but wasn't the Rolls mid 80s onwards?


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:50 pm 
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ededwards wrote:
Lovely bike but wasn't the Rolls mid 80s onwards?


It was, and has no-one noticed the drillings for a Portacatena - http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/co ... -comp.html

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:36 pm 
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Portacatena pitched up 1977 so period for 1978-79 I would expect.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:55 pm 
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Midlife wrote:
Portacatena pitched up 1977 so period for 1978-79 I would expect.


See Classic Lightweights article.

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