I am getting ready to sell our 1969 Raleigh Sports. It's always worked well for us, within its limitations, but my daughter has a Centurion mixte she rides to school now, so the Raleigh is surplus.
I overhauled the BB, front hub, and headset of this bike but never did the rear. Now of course I feel I ought to, 'just to be sure' it's in GWO before selling it. The only issue has been 'neutral' between 2nd and 3rd which is adjustable with cable tension, and also kind of endemic to the SA. But as I'm sure you understand, I can't leave well enough alone.
So I've taken the hub apart, there are perfectly good instructions all over the internets, but I have just one simple question: on the drive side cone there was one of those squared-off lockwashers, the kind that fits onto the sides of the cone. (Apparently it's part # HMW 147 at Harris.) On the left side, there wasn't such a washer. In at least one of the instructional videos I've seen that's how it was too, but it seems like an anomaly or mistake. Maybe not. Evidently the bike worked okay without it...should I go look for one at the LBS that has an 'old parts drawer' or let it be?
Thanks for any advice!
Yours in mild OCD...