Greybeard wrote:GrahamNR17 wrote:though I have something in my mind that's telling me the Twenty was EVEN WIDER than other Raleighs.
It is - much Should the axle be a bit short I'm minded to mount the frame in the milling machine and narrow it down a bit - a half frame is a bit easier to handle for those type of jobs The other alternative I had considered was cutting a standard axle then sleeving and welding it. There's always a way around these things I suppose.MikewsMITH2 wrote: (re threading) Yes there;s a guy in Hereford
Thanks for the link, Mike. I'll drop him a line
Oh yeah, it's a very wide bottom-bracket. 76mm all up. There are several options, but if you're feeling brave and can work accurately, perhaps the best thing to do is to remove 4mm either side of the bottom bracket (requires hacksaw, files, engineer's square, time and patience) and then use a 68mm wide self-tightening cartridge bottom bracket. If you can get your hands on 26tpi cups, a supply of ball bearings and a tub of grease you can just keep re-building it. The bottom bracket cups should last a long time. Even when worn, you can usually eek out a bit more use from them by thoroughly packing them with lots of grease.