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Post by scimjim » Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:44 pm

The steering wheel spokes seem to be bent and the collapsible mechanism seems to have been rebuilt.


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Post by Roger Pennington » Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:53 pm

billy big skid wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:20 pm
First registered July 1972

I noticed there was some sort of bracing on the steering wheel. Is that standard?
It's a fairly early Se5a - the model came in in late '71 - I notice it's still got the early-type front-sump engine.

Steering wheels did have the bracing, but AFAIK they didn't have the round holes? The attachment for the bracing looks fairly crude and home made, I think someone may have attached an aftermarket wheel onto a Reliant hub? Below is the more usual 3-spoke wheel:

Interesting-looking wooden rear decking mod? :)


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Post by billy big skid » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:24 pm

Roger Pennington wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:53 pm
billy big skid wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:20 pm
First registered July 1972

I noticed there was some sort of bracing on the steering wheel. Is that standard?
It's a fairly early Se5a - the model came in in late '71 - I notice it's still got the early-type front-sump engine.

Steering wheels did have the bracing, but AFAIK they didn't have the round holes? The attachment for the bracing looks fairly crude and home made, I think someone may have attached an aftermarket wheel onto a Reliant hub? Below is the more usual 3-spoke wheel:

Interesting-looking wooden rear decking mod? :)


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Yes, the previous owner threw away the rear seat and replaced it with wooden storage bins. Looks like i'll need a replacement steering wheel then. If my experience of restoring bikes is anything to go by, the missing or incorrect parts will be the hardest to find.



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