Author Topic: The Hammond Harding finally gets its turn  (Read 1529 times)

Stuart Cyphus

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Re: The Hammond Harding finally gets its turn
« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2018, 06:14:17 PM »
And so after a somewhat longer break than expected, it's back to the resurrection of the Hammond Harding, with today seeing the start of reassembling all the braking system, from shoes to rod linkages. The handbrake rod is completely kaputted after years of being dragged on the ground, but nothing a rummage in the box of threaded rod off-cuts can't cure. Tomorrows job is the reassembly of the main brake cross-shaft after some paint has dried & so by this time tomorrow it should have fully working brakes for the first time since at least 1986.

 The big news of today though, is that it is back on three wheels at last, with the front forks finally going back on. For thirty-two years the steering bearing balls had all been missing, but now, after empting the local cycle shop of just about every packet of ball bearings in every size going, it now sits firmly on all three. Slowly, life is returning, along with the all-seeing eye....

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Re: The Hammond Harding finally gets its turn
« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2018, 09:38:34 AM »
Great news Stuart can we have some pictures please?  Jean
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