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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote GuzzTim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Aug 2018 at 11:49
Hi Barry - good luck with your rebuild! Let me know if you need any parts - I'll be selling off all the LM4 bits I that I don't use on this one.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote George S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Aug 2018 at 12:10
Originally posted by GuzzTim GuzzTim wrote:

That's right, George, my LM4 had a 16" front and 18" rear wheels - they've both been replaced with 17" spokeys. I'd still be interested in your mudguard dimensions if you're able to get to your bike next week.

Anyone interested in buying the 16" front, or any of the plastic parts? I'll be selling them as soon as I can get round to putting an ad together.

Cheers, Tim
Have not forgot about dimensions, still waiting for son to return with bike.
Might be worth giving Colchester Bike Breakers a call. They were stripping a 1000s earlier in year, might have something left of interest to you.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote GuzzTim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Aug 2018 at 19:19
Thanks, George - and could you do me another favour when you get see the bike? Could you describe (or take a photo) how the rubber strap at the back of the tank attaches to the frame - I've got a feeling I won't have the equivalent fitting on my LM frame, so will have to make something up.

Cheers, Tim
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Barry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Aug 2018 at 19:28
The tank fitting? Most tonti-frames have the same fitment, I think, and it's a mystery until you see it.

There's a cross-tube, connects the two main top frame tubes, at the front of the battery space & immediately under the rear of the tank.  Tuck your fingers under there and you'll find a tab where the rubber strap locates - from there it stretches up and grabs the tab at the rear of the tank.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chilly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Aug 2018 at 20:08
Welcome Barry, look forward to seeing the Bitsa
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote George S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Aug 2018 at 21:32
Originally posted by Barry Barry wrote:

The tank fitting? Most tonti-frames have the same fitment, I think, and it's a mystery until you see it.

There's a cross-tube, connects the two main top frame tubes, at the front of the battery space & immediately under the rear of the tank.  Tuck your fingers under there and you'll find a tab where the rubber strap locates - from there it stretches up and grabs the tab at the rear of the tank.

Hi Tim Tank fitting is as explained by Barry.
Photo added, hard to see strap


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Barry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Aug 2018 at 07:32
That's the chap!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote GuzzTim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Aug 2018 at 09:50
Thanks, Guys - I can see how the strap should fit now. Unfortunatley, I don't have that tab on the cross piece on my frame - LM4/5s have a peg in the flat cross piece (where the front battery strap connects in George's pic) that fits into a tab at the back of the tank.

But - I'm sure I can make something up to mount the strap under one or other of those cross pieces

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote George S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Aug 2018 at 10:16
Originally posted by GuzzTim GuzzTim wrote:

Thanks for all your welcome messages, guys.

George S - thanks also for your offer to help out. Could you do me a favour and give me some measurements of your front mudguard - the curved length around the outside of the mudguard, the straight line between the front and back, and its width - so as I can match it as best I can with a pattern one.

TIA, Tim

Front mudguard approximate measurements:
curved length round outside 54cm
straight line front to back 44cm
width 14cm
radius centre of wheel to outside  of mudguard 32cm
How is the project progressing 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote GuzzTim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Aug 2018 at 12:07
Thanks, George - of course, all the pattern ones I can find are either quite a bit longer or shorter!

I think I'll go for this one - a bit shorter at 45cm front to back around the curve, but it claims it'll fit the 120/70-17 front tyre I'm using. £33 on ebay is pretty reasonable, too.  


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Looks good and reasonable price. Should look in proportion with 17" wheel
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