During the hunt for one of these a few weeks ago Chris left a comment saying that he had one from an old Bantam that he had stripped. A couple of e-mails back and forth and it was on it's way, now for some reason it was in my mind that Chris lived somewhere in England, strangely enough in the southern part, don't ask me why, I just thought that.
Well it turned up today and the return address is Texas!!!! not bad only 8000 or so miles out!
Can't begin to thank him enough it's really got me out of a tight spot and renewed my faith in humanity. I'll check with the overhaul guy tomorrow that it's OK for a ham fisted amateur to remove it from the case and polish up the alloy prior to the rebuild.
To keep the spirit alive, Chris is after a 21" WM1 Dunlop 40 hole Alloy Rim if anybody's got one.
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