Source for quality cotter pins?

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Re: Source for quality cotter pins?

Postby oldschoolfool » Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:30 am

rkelsen wrote:
rustychisel wrote:Couldn't win the war, couldn't make a car or a tank worth a damn.

*cough* FerrariLamborghiniMaserati *cough*


Yes, very nice cars. But they don't compare to Chamberlain tractors, Conor-Shea headers or a Horwood Bagshaw stump jump plough!!
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Re: Source for quality cotter pins?

Postby ValleyForge » Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:02 pm

rkelsen wrote:
rustychisel wrote:Couldn't win the war, couldn't make a car or a tank worth a damn.

*cough* FerrariLamborghiniMaserati *cough*


Reliability? What reliability. I remember the "Not The Nine-O-Clock News" skit: "Built by robots, welded by lasers, driven by Italians".

Back on topic: I can remember the putty soft cotter pins that were fitted to the Amaroo BMX bikes which we said were made of "Hong Kong Alloy".
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Re: Source for quality cotter pins?

Postby rkelsen » Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:39 pm

ValleyForge wrote:
rkelsen wrote:
rustychisel wrote:Couldn't win the war, couldn't make a car or a tank worth a damn.

*cough* FerrariLamborghiniMaserati *cough*

Reliability? What reliability.

Italy 1974:
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Australia 1974:
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Both as reliable as each other... BUT one is still cool... a timeless design... a work of art even... and worth more than $0.20/tonne at Sims :lol:

I'm not even going to mention the fine piece of British engineering that is the Ford Cortina...
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Re: Source for quality cotter pins?

Postby rchrd » Wed Nov 25, 2009 4:02 pm

rkelsen wrote:Italy 1974:
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Australia 1974:
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Both as reliable as each other... BUT one is still cool... a timeless design... a work of art even... and worth more than $0.20/tonne at Sims :lol:

I'm not even going to mention the fine piece of British engineering that is the Ford Cortina...


I think you're being a bit hard on the Maserati. Sure the Kingswood is still cool, a timeless design, but work of art is taking it a bit far though.
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Re: Source for quality cotter pins?

Postby barefoot » Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:53 pm

rchrd wrote:
kukamunga wrote:
rchrd wrote:I think the cranks are Japanese, the only markings are SMC on the axle and little penguins wearing scarves stamped into the crank arms.
I hope you've got a good close up function on your camera, rchrd. Those cute sounding penguins don't exist till we see pics of 'em..... (please!) :wink:


Here ya go

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There's the same penguin on the crank axle along with "SMC" and "Japan". I'm going to post a thread about the bike I got them with because I'm not sure what it is, it'll be up soon.


Did we ever come to any conclusions about these little penguins?

'Cos I got me another set :-)

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Well, I only have the one penguin, because his friend has been lost in the patina:

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They're from my ?1950s? Repco, a hard rubbish find which I'm documenting over here.

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Re: Source for quality cotter pins?

Postby wurtulla wabbit » Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:08 pm

Try any old bike shops in the UK, the bike shop I worked in the early 90's would,have a showtime load of them in attic ! If not binned.
Had Sheffield on them but that was when Sheffield was a bustling steel town (quality too ).
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