Author Topic: Wanted - Rigid A7 Longstroke Lifting Handle  (Read 564 times)

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Wanted - Rigid A7 Longstroke Lifting Handle
« on: 19.01. 2013 09:59 »
Hi Guys, does anybody have a lifting handle for a long stroke rigid A7 part number 67-6765. This is the one that attaches to the drive side seat spring mount and the left side of the mudguard below the pillion seat as shown in the picture.
1937 Panther M100 Rigid, 1946 Ariel Square 4, 1952 Norton Model 7, 1953 BSA A10SF (WIP), 1954 Ariel VH, 1961 Triumph T120R

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Re: Wanted - Rigid A7 Longstroke Lifting Handle
« Reply #1 on: 07.04. 2021 10:43 »
Did you ever get sorted with one of these? I'm looking for one at the moment. It's a pig to get on the stand without it.

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Re: Wanted - Rigid A7 Longstroke Lifting Handle
« Reply #2 on: 07.04. 2021 13:32 »
I reckon heating and bending some tube to make one would not be too tricky. If you are worried about the tube buckling when you bend it, fill and ram the tube with fine dry sand that can be shaken out afterwards. I once helped a friend bend some bike frame tubing for a kneeler project and the sand idea worked well. As it was next to us we used sand from the workshop fire buckets.

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Re: Wanted - Rigid A7 Longstroke Lifting Handle
« Reply #3 on: 07.04. 2021 14:04 »
Yes, I did find one. I bought a 1948 A7 project and spares not long after that posting and it had a a spare lifting handle with it. Not seen one for sale since. They are  but as Greybeard says should not be to difficult to bend one. The tubing is larger than that used on the singles but as I no longer have one of these bikes I cannot measure it for you. Here is a picture of mine when I had it.
1937 Panther M100 Rigid, 1946 Ariel Square 4, 1952 Norton Model 7, 1953 BSA A10SF (WIP), 1954 Ariel VH, 1961 Triumph T120R