Bicycle Mechanics - Raleigh Super Record - Help
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03-08-10, 08:23 PM
I'm new here so I'll be quick. I've got a Raleigh Super Record. I bought it when I was 14, and still have it. The rear axle is a bit bent. I can fix most things but I don't know the exact size to order or where to get it. Does anyone know where to find these kinds of parts ?
03-08-10, 08:28 PM
You have the axle, just measure it - thread pitch and diameter. Or pull the axle and bring it into your local shop.
03-09-10, 11:10 AM
Thanks. Okay sounds simple enough. I just don't know what 'thread pitch' means.
03-09-10, 11:25 AM
its the number of threads per inch.
just take it to your local shop and they'll give you a new one
03-09-10, 11:26 AM
Thread pitch is expressd one of two ways.
1.For SAE (English) fasteners it's the number of threads per inch. E.g. a 1/4-20 bolt is 1/4" in diameter and there are 20 threads per inch of bolt length.
2. For metric fasteners it's the spacing between threads in mm or fractions of a mm. E.g. an M5 x 0.8 bolt is 5 mm in diameter and the threads are 0.8 mm apart.
Your Raleigh may have proprietary threading so commonly available rear axles (typically M10x1.0) as used in newer hubs may not fit. I'd take the old axle to a well equipped bike shop and try to get a match.
03-11-10, 01:53 PM
Thanks to all for the advice. I found a web site Harris Cyclery, that have lots older parts, so I think I'm in luck. I am running into a bit of trouble getting the cone, spacer, washer, etc off of one side. I've put in oil for a couple of days, but no luck. I need to buy a vice or find someone who already has one mounted to their work bench. Thanks again.
03-11-10, 10:29 PM
The Super Record that I have is a Japanese-made (Merida, I think) bike- with no Raleigh Proprietary threading, only JIS standard metric. Virtually any LBS can supply you with an accurate axle. It will be usually about the same $ or slightly less, as ordering online or by mail order- the shipping costs are usually a lot on asingle item like this axle.
03-17-10, 07:36 PM
Thanks to all who responded. Now here's the final question, I hope. The place I ordered the axle from sent an axle that doesn't fit. If anyone has an axle for a Raleigh Super Record that they want to sell ( approx 170 MM and has a channel/slot on the middle of the threads), pls write.
03-17-10, 10:16 PM
It may be possible to just get an axle and cone set that will work but not be 100% identical to the original. A good LBS should be able to advise you if you bring them the old axle and cone set.
What type of hub is it?
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