Monday, 1 December 2008

Lucas Cyclometer fitting



With some free time the other day I set about fitting the NOS Lucas Cyclometer to the Humber. It was very straightforward to fit and the only problem I had was that the striker extended too far as on the first fitting there wasn't enough clearance between the inside of the right fork blade and the position it was mounted. After filing down the striker a little with a metal file it was able to pass by the inside of the fork with no problems at all and engage the cyclometer star wheel. I haven't taken it for a ride as yet,but by spinning the front wheel it seems to be working fine. Pictured above are two photos showing how the cyclometer is mounted on the front fork and the striker contacting the star wheel.

4 comments:

The Jolly Crank said...

Hey Don:
I enjoy your blog quite a bit. I was thinking that perhaps during the low-travel winter months you could use your blog to discuss your bike's restoration. I think a lot of readers would find that interesting.

Don Speden said...

Hi Jolly Crank

Thanks for the comments re my blog and sorry for the late reply and when I get time I will follow up on your idea about restoration topics etc

I am looking forward to cycling season again once all this snow has gone.

Cheers Don

kmccullum said...

I just mounted a similar cyclometer on my bike and I wanted to pass along something I noticed from your pictures. The farther away from the axle you place the cyclometer, the faster the pin hits the star wheel. The faster the strike, the louder the noise.

Like you, I mounted mine as far away as I could and this produced too much noise. Then I mounted it as close as I could and it makes almost no noise now.

I enjoy the blog.

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