5 Comments

  1. Tractorman
    29th December 2016 @ 8:40 am

    Who makes the Lambretta chain adjuster pictured in this article, please?

    Happy New Year to you and the rest of the SLUK team.

    David

  2. Qustom Product
    29th December 2016 @ 3:58 pm

    On those rear hubs, it’s not just the 18mm threads vs. 16mm, it’s the (tenfold?) increase in splines that will do the most good. The average bloke will look at the big beefy splines on a standard hub and think “That’s got to be the most manly hub I can get!”. Wrong. It’s the extra surface area of each spline that allows it to take up so much more rotational force, just like a finer thread nut/bolt can take more torque than a coarser thread can.

    “Eventually stocks of original parts will come to an end.”

    I’ve been out of the business for 10 years and that hasn’t happened yet…? 😉

    Cheers
    Vince formerly of (West Coast) Lambretta Works

  3. frankspegel
    18th June 2019 @ 10:41 am

    120KG girlfriend ouch!

    Brilliant article, it’s the timely reminder and reality check we all need.
    I just renewed my 40 odd year old layshaft for the said reason, fatigue, heating up, cooling down, being torqued, relaxed and loaded up, it’s only a matter of time for a layshaft.

    I’m also in the market for a new rear hub, so Tinos’ is the new go to?

    Regards
    Frank
    Australia

    • corrado
      18th June 2019 @ 11:33 am

      The Casa splined layshaft looks the obvious safe choice and the matching splined hub, not only is the weak part of the layshaft 2mm thicker but it does away with the cone. It’s what is going in my Quattrini build.

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