Old fashioned cycle odometer

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Mick F
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Re: Old fashioned cycle odometer

Postby Mick F » 29 Jun 2018, 5:01pm

I remember mine flying off down the road from riding too fast.
Never found it. :oops:
1967 or so.
Anyone found it yet?
Round here:
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Re: Old fashioned cycle odometer

Postby LollyKat » 29 Jun 2018, 11:23pm

Airsporter1st wrote:Wouldn't it be possible to knock up a simple bracket to mount it a little further up the fork and thereby avoid any problems with the QR?

Unless you had a dedicated braze-on for it, it simply wouldn't be safe - too much risk of it swivelling into the front wheel.

Airsporter1st wrote:One on eBay at the moment includes a photo of the instruction sheet, in which it states "This cyclometer must not be driven at speeds in excess of 18 to 19 mph", or words to that effect.

I didn't have a speedometer but I was definitely over 19mph! Mine was this Lucas one - no speed limit with that one! I fitted it in 1980 so maybe the quality had gone down. It mus have cost more than 3/6, too LOL!


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Re: Old fashioned cycle odometer

Postby KM2 » 30 Jun 2018, 8:54am

I'm sure I have seen them placed as the washer between lock nut and cone so that the qr problem is solved. They also drop off with the wheel.

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Re: Old fashioned cycle odometer

Postby brynpoeth » 30 Jun 2018, 8:09pm

I guess they work like a gearbox, "Boite de vitesses", box of speeds in French
Cycling-of course, but it is far better on a Gillott
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