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Raleigh Folding Bike - missing headset bolt or?

Old 08-23-20, 01:55 PM
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Raleigh Folding Bike - missing headset bolt or?

Arrgh.. can't post a pic until my 10 post, but here's my question
just bought this Raleigh folding bike and I think it's missing the headset bolt or whatever it's called. It rides and handles fine as is, but I'm thinking the handle bars might come off without that bolt. Advice please. Thanks.. Will
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Old 08-23-20, 03:29 PM
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go to a bikeshop and ask them to put the bolt back if they have one in parts bin ou try a new on on ebay/amazon
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Old 08-23-20, 03:33 PM
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Post 5 more times so we can see the problem. Is the bike a Raleigh 20 or a newer model would be my first question. Roger
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Old 08-23-20, 03:41 PM
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Old 08-23-20, 03:42 PM
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Old 08-23-20, 03:43 PM
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Old 08-23-20, 03:52 PM
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Look on the SA 3 speed hub and tell us the date. What colour is the bike?
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Old 08-23-20, 03:56 PM
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Anything like this Raleigh?

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Old 08-23-20, 08:48 PM
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These bolts are whitworth threaded so finding replacements is more difficult.
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Old 08-24-20, 09:26 AM
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I was just riding my Twenty this morning and there is no tradition stem bolt. There is clamp like a seat tube clamp that holds it in place. You can see what it looks like in 3speedslow's picture. Roger
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Originally Posted by rhenning View Post
I was just riding my Twenty this morning and there is no tradition stem bolt. There is clamp like a seat tube clamp that holds it in place. You can see what it looks like in 3speedslow's picture. Roger
He may be missing the bolt that clamps the handlebar.
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Old 08-25-20, 12:24 AM
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sorry guys.. had to wait 24 hours before I could continue posting another message
here's a pic of what I'm referring to.. is it missing a bolt at that opening? I'm thinking yes even though the bike does ride well as is.
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Old 08-25-20, 07:54 AM
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So what you have there is ahead type stem. Raleigh original was a quill stem. Quill stem had a long bolt with a wedge nut that went to the steering tube. I am not sure what you have now. The picture does not show lower connection. If the steering works you only need a cap, star nut and bolt. Take another picture showing the head tube connection with the existing stem riser.
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Old 08-25-20, 08:21 AM
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how's this?
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I was thinking that this was an olf Raleigh 20. lt is not one that I'm familiar with. Does the steering work now?
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yes works fine, maybe then it's just a cap/cover that it needs?

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l am not sure how your wedge nut is tighened but yeah cap with bolt and star nut should do it. I think some one added a stem riser and an ahead stem at some point.
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Old 08-25-20, 04:05 PM
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yes works fine, maybe then it's just a cap/cover that it needs?
Shine a light down the tube and see if there's a spot for an allen wrench. That might be how it's adjusted. Otherwise, just put a cap on it and enjoy the bike,... I know I would. She's a beauty!!!
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Old 08-26-20, 09:10 PM
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Does this have 16” wheels?

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Old 09-01-20, 05:16 PM
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Shine a light down the tube and see if there's a spot for an allen wrench. That might be how it's adjusted. Otherwise, just put a cap on it and enjoy the bike,... I know I would. She's a beauty!!!
Yes. Do look down the inside of the stem for a fastener. Sure looks like a quill to me, and you want to be sure there is something mechanical holding it in place, and not just rust.

Nice looking bike.

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Old 09-01-20, 06:02 PM
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Yes. Do look down the inside of the stem for a fastener. Sure looks like a quill to me, and you want to be sure there is something mechanical holding it in place, and not just rust.

Nice looking bike.
Psst,...it's not my bike,...you quoted the wrong person.
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Old 09-05-20, 12:31 AM
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yes ,, 16 inch wheels
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