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I have so ner ner.

Seriously though. I've got one that I'm "restoring" for my son but it's missing the front crank and I have no idea how the Sturmey Archers gear work.

Does anyone have any bits lying around?

This isn't it obviously but I don't think he appreciates how cool these are!
 

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No ...... but I know a rude and yet simple joke about little Johny in the bath with his mother and being hit with a tomahawk! :):):)
 

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I seem to be able to get it to engage a gear and stay in that gear but for the life of me I can't figure out the shifting mechanism.

From my yoof I dimly remember a piece of chain that used to (seemingly) disappear inside the hub. This has rusted through.
 

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A bit o chain will go through the end of one side of the hub (usually the right hand side). If it's off then you're stuck in 3rd (top) gear. Pull the chain a bit and it switches to 2nd, a bit further and it drops into 1st. Made riding home a bugger if it went on the park.

Round here (where they were made) you went:

Chipper- Tomahawk - Chopper

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Budgie - Commando - Grifter

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Arena - Arena GTX.
 

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What does the chain connect to?

I'm on the look out for a Strika :D as well.
 

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I'm on the look out for a Strika :D as well.
These were great. My cousin had one and could do major skids on it...

I used to have a Tomahawk when I was a young lad. Great for wheelies. I had a stretch armstrong too but one day I took him for a ride on my Tomahawk and his heals rubbed against the wheels and he bleed to death :(

Wish I had kept my Evil Kinevil too :frown:

Anyone remember those robot vehicals with 6 wheels which you could program which directions then set off?

Dave C
 

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Ah, but does anyone else remember the little flip up cover on the hubs where you filled them up with oil? :)

There are incidentally some really good hub gear systems being made now, up to nine speed I believe (a company called Rohloff, or something similar).

I cycled from Birmingham to Portsmouth over three days in my youth, disdaining gears, I did it on a single speed fixed wheel (as long as the back wheel turned, so did the pedals). Fast downhills were interesting!
 

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Anyone remember those robot vehicals with 6 wheels which you could program which directions then set off?

Dave C
You mean one of these .... Big Trak

They were great for knocking your parents Xmas drinks over with or making a mountain out of peanuts and driving 'off-road' over them !!! ;)

Graham


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A bit o chain will go through the end of one side of the hub (usually the right hand side). If it's off then you're stuck in 3rd (top) gear. Pull the chain a bit and it switches to 2nd, a bit further and it drops into 1st. Made riding home a bugger if it went on the park.

Round here (where they were made) you went:

Chipper- Tomahawk - Chopper

or

Budgie - Commando - Grifter

or

Arena - Arena GTX.





Oh the memorys of the grifter my best ever xmass present ever and
with just finished watching grease it's all too much
 

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Nah, went straight for the Chopper (1973 I think). Amount of times I smashed my nadgers on that gear knob!! :frown:
likewise :eek: apparently the new chopper doesn't have one, how are the yuuff of today learn how to ride properly? ;)

Safe diving,
Steve
 

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my brain must be addled

or i was diddled out of some street cred in my youf.

my tomahawk never had gears

Nick
 

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god its ages since ive seen a tomahawk ! and they had similar gears to the chopper with the chain into the back axle ! in turn attached to the gear cable!

and yes i do rember the oil fill pots on the hubs !

i never had a tomahawk i had a chopper and a grifter ! then follwed by a diamond back bmx ! god a miss spent youth lol!

as for bits im sure that a local raleigh shop will be either able to help u out or point u in the rite direction!! :teeth:
 

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I have so ner ner.

Seriously though. I've got one that I'm "restoring" for my son but it's missing the front crank and I have no idea how the Sturmey Archers gear work.

Does anyone have any bits lying around?

This isn't it obviously but I don't think he appreciates how cool these are!
he looks well with the bike mate ! but uve got to put him a bullwhip ariel on it lol

it just looks so bare lol!! only kidding! seriously get in touch with your local raliegh shop should u need bits

best wishes leigh
 

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Mmmmm. looks like mine was an earlier model - no gears on mine. they had them later on apparently.
 

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The Tomahawk Formula was a special edition. Not all had gears.

Unfortunately that's now his bike. His has a little more "character"
 
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