Huret odometer

upsidedown

Waiting for the great leap forward
Location
The middle bit
Old fork mounted Huret odometer. Took it off an old Galaxy years ago, is in risk of getting broken in the bits drawer.
Complete with drive band and mounting bracket.

Might be nice for a restoration.

cheers

paul
 

toekneep

Senior Member
Location
Lancashire
I've got a friend that is restoring an old Raleigh, I'll ask him tonight if he's interested. Do you want anything for it? Apart from p&p of course.
 
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upsidedown

upsidedown

Waiting for the great leap forward
Location
The middle bit
I've got a friend that is restoring an old Raleigh, I'll ask him tonight if he's interested. Do you want anything for it? Apart from p&p of course.
No would just be nice for it to go on a nice old bike, don't worry about p&p, won't be much.

cheers

paul
 

ptrhenry52

New Member
It's not a very sought after item, although they may gain some popularity as the lightweights keep coming out of the garages and attics.More and more sense to me that speedometer.I used to throw a spotlight talk,now I've learned to save everything.A small fitting attached to a spoke and the odo attached to the fork.Each revolution of the wheel clicked the toothed ring on the odo once.You bought the one that was for your size of wheel.
 

Davidc

Guru
Location
Somerset UK
They were known as cyclometers. You bought the one for the size of wheel, certainly available for 27", 26", and 20", and they were accurate to about 1%. They were available in km and mile versions and measured down to 1/10 mile. If you wanted average speed you needed a stopwatch and a bit of subtraction and division.

There were a number of different makes but the principle was always the same. The pin striking the wheel on the meter eventually wore both away. I recall having to buy a new one about every 15,000 miles. I once worked out how many clicks of the pin on the wheel that was - lots.

Although the extra functions on a cycle computer are useful the cyclometer did its job well, without batteries, and very reliably.
 
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