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Offline Tincan3

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C series axle?
« on: May 01, 2016, 05:18:01 pm »
Finally everything on my C10 is apart. The final part of the frame, the main stand, needed liberating with a hacksaw.
The current puzzle is that the front wheel axle is not as illustrated in the manual I have for BSA Cs.
There is no way I can see how to detach the front wheel without removing the yolks and dropping the forks (which is what I had to do). I suspect the front wheel or axle might be from a girder fork bike with slots to take the front axle instead of holes. Drum diameter is 5.5 inches. Any enlightenment appreciated !

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Re: C series axle?
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2016, 07:54:00 pm »
Ooooops - just worked it out. The central part is a separate spindle. Time for some heat and a big hammer perhaps....

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Re: C series axle?
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2016, 12:58:39 pm »
Tincan, this is what a girder fork front spindle looks like, not the same as yours as you can see.

Tony

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Re: C series axle?
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2016, 02:32:04 pm »
My 53 C's with telescopic forks have a bolt with a left hand thread
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Re: C series axle?
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2016, 07:36:00 pm »
Hi,
I think Tincans C10 spindle looks "home made" ???
Yes it should slide easily through the threaded sleeve

John

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Re: C series axle?
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2016, 05:36:45 pm »
Thanks fellows - I did say I was new to BSAs hence my initial mistake thinking the whole thing, sleeve and all, was one spindle. When acquiring the C10 an old, rusty girder fork frame with saddle and mudguards attached and a rusty wheel was foisted onto me by the bike's custodian - a formidable old lady (not the PO) who lived alone in a cottage with an outside tap and no electricity. I am guessing the PO of the C10 possibly took a spindle from it. Certainly the spindle looks a homer substitute as John says. The old frame is probably from a New Imperial and has, I hope, found a good home.