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Levers

Postby AndiRobinson » Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:25 pm

We have a cracked lever on our bike. Drags do not seem to list this type so I am asking if anyone has a source. The levers are thin and solid not the curved metal type.

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Postby paul.jameson » Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:49 pm

These levers are none too easy to find. The only source I know is boxes at autojumbles.
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Re: Levers

Postby AndiRobinson » Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:07 pm

paul.jameson wrote:These levers are none too easy to find. The only source I know is boxes at autojumbles.


I suspected as much. None at Newark today unfortunately.

I think there may be a little welding coming up in the short term

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Re: Levers

Postby nevhunter » Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:21 pm

Repair them carefully . They are a class job originally and worth the effort. Nev

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Re: Levers

Postby nevhunter » Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:21 am

Just revisited the Vintage Replica Cz. site. Their lever assemblies are that pattern. Good materials and quality. Nev

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Re: Levers

Postby AndiRobinson » Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:44 am

nevhunter wrote:Just revisited the Vintage Replica Cz. site. Their lever assemblies are that pattern. Good materials and quality. Nev


Thanks. Just had a look on that site.

The levers seem to be flatter than the ones we have. The ones on the bike are similar but rounded and finish with a point.

I thought I had a picture but it looks like it did not take.

Many thanks for your help

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Postby nevhunter » Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:36 pm

There's a variation in lever shape. the main characteristic is the blade is fairly wide where you grip it and lens shaped in section, particularly so with the brass ones. They are actually very nice articles .Probably just "period" rather than special for the war effort. There are Doherty's as well but I don't think Ariel used those. (Matchless) I haven't found them to go to a point unless they have been scraping on the road and they are usually uneven near the end, when that has happened. You wouldn't want the bright chrome finish, Particularly on a military bike. You can remove it in Hydrochloric acid. That doesn't remove the Nickel underneath, if it's there). Nev

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Re: Levers

Postby ray.tolman » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:17 pm

Hi Andi,
I made up a pre-war lever id photo a few years ago. Accuracy may not be 100% but they will show you what civilian/military levers look like. Military one should not be chromed.
Pre-war+civilian+vs+W_NG+levers.jpg

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Re: Levers

Postby AndiRobinson » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:41 pm

ray.tolman wrote:Hi Andi,
I made up a pre-war lever id photo a few years ago. Accuracy may not be 100% but they will show you what civilian/military levers look like. Military one should not be chromed.
Pre-war+civilian+vs+W_NG+levers.jpg

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Thanks. Dad coming over tomorrow so I will show him this


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