Rod brake handlebar spring

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Alreeves
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Rod brake handlebar spring

Postby Alreeves » 30 Jul 2020, 7:19am

Please help!
I took apart a Raleigh rod brake handlebar to clean and am now really struggling to rebuild it. Despite taking a few photos of what it did look like it doesn’t seem to want to fit back together. The main problem is the springs pictured.
I’m not sure how they attach - read guide on one website but didn’t really mention springs apart from ‘they are easy to work with’ - not my experience!! :lol:
I’m not even sure now which is left and right!
Any help / link to pics or video so I can see how would be massively appreciated
Thanks
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Brucey
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Re: Rod brake handlebar spring

Postby Brucey » 30 Jul 2020, 7:33am

this is the sort of photo you should take before you take it all apart?

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This should help?

FWIW I think your spring 1) is for the rear brake and spring 2) is for the front brake.

cheers
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Alreeves
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Joined: 27 Jul 2020, 9:15am

Re: Rod brake handlebar spring

Postby Alreeves » 30 Jul 2020, 7:43am

Thanks again, Brucey.
I shall reference you in my rebuild! :lol: