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Windshield brace

PostPost by: "Masti, John A." » Tue Oct 12, 2004 4:39 pm

I am working on the windshield frame for my 64 roadster. I need to replace the bicycle spoke that attaches the top and bottom of the frame. Mine was rusted very bad and broke trying to remove it. It measures 20 1/2 inches. I contacted Tingle's and he did not have any. I also contacted a bike shop and they did not have any that long. I can probably make one and get it plated but wanted to see if anyone on the list might have a source for this item

Thanks,
John
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PostPost by: steveww » Tue Oct 12, 2004 4:55 pm

I know you can get them here in the UK. As the part is small and light
shipping should not be an issue.

Masti, John A. wrote:
I am working on the windshield frame for my 64 roadster. I need to
replace the bicycle spoke that attaches the top and bottom of the
frame. Mine was rusted very bad and broke trying to remove it. It
measures 20 1/2 inches. I contacted Tingle's and he did not have any.
I also contacted a bike shop and they did not have any that long. I can
probably make one and get it plated but wanted to see if anyone on the
list might have a source for this item

Thanks,
John












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PostPost by: Jon Eckman » Tue Oct 12, 2004 4:58 pm

Have a look through the archives - I remember this subject was discussed in
some depth within the last year or so.

Good luck,
Jon Eckman


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I am working on the windshield frame for my 64 roadster. I need to
replace the bicycle spoke that attaches the top and bottom of the frame.

Mine was rusted very bad and broke trying to remove it. It measures 20 1/2
inches. I contacted Tingle's and he did not have any. I also contacted a
bike shop and they did not have any that long. I can probably make one and
get it plated but wanted to see if anyone on the list might have a source
for this item
Thanks,
John
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PostPost by: types26/36 » Tue Oct 12, 2004 5:35 pm

--- In ***@***.***, Steve Waterworth <[email protected]>
wrote:
I know you can get them here in the UK. As the part is small and
light

Masti, John A. wrote:
> I am working on the windshield frame for my 64 roadster. I need
list might have a source for this item


When I tried to get one in the U.K. a few years ago only the thicker
type for the S3/4 were available, I was told NLA for the S1/2 and
ended up making one from a "wiplash" type car antenna.
Brian
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PostPost by: thewris » Tue Oct 12, 2004 5:54 pm

John,
I have an S4 so I don't know the exact thickness of your wire "spoke", but I
made a new one for my car from a length of stainless steel rod purchased
from McMaster-Carr (http://www.mcmaster.com/). They have it on 1/16, 3/32,
1/8 on up. Buy a length, thread it (I assume it's threaded on both ends
like my S4) and polish it. Looks like chrome, and will never pit or rust.

Pete Wrisley
1969 S4SE

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I am working on the windshield frame for my 64 roadster. I need to replace
the bicycle spoke that attaches the top and bottom of the frame. Mine was
rusted very bad and broke trying to remove it. It measures 20 1/2 inches.
I contacted Tingle's and he did not have any. I also contacted a bike shop
and they did not have any that long. I can probably make one and get it
plated but wanted to see if anyone on the list might have a source for this
item

Thanks,
John













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