Stepping Pegs

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  1. #1 Posted Feb 11, 2018

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    Lets talk about stepping pegs. The type that threaded on to the axle shaft. They seem like a cool accessory. Has anyone reproduced them? Of course Old is better but they must be rather rare and pretty specific as thread count.
     
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    I had a couple made in our machine shop at work. They are a thread that is rarely used anymore. It helped that I have a large set of taps that were my grandfathers with all the old sizes. They are not too difficult to make. You need a lathe and a knurling tool and the correct tap and drill bit.
     
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    This is I believe an original 1897 Sterling. The nickel is worn from use. 3/8 x 24tpi. I also believe they disappeared once the coaster came into being. No more need for them if you can use the pedal instead. I've always heard them called "mounting pegs." IMG_0404.JPG
     
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    We call them "mounting pegs" too on my side of the pond.
    Purely used for mounting your trusty 'pushbike'.
     
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    Pushbike is right. What a loverly language.
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    Nice ordinary, I saw a guy use one of those mounting pegs a little too enthusiastically a couple of years ago; he pushed off, sprang up and went straight over the other side of his saddle. Luckily he landed in the bed of an adjacent pickup truck and didn't fall too far. His ego was mightily bruised however.
     
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    Thanks dnc. 1881 Standard. But back to the thread. Any pegs to show?
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    At 220+ pounds weight, If I stepped on a peg that was on the rear axle of my Pierce I am pretty sure I would just snap it right off.
     
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    yea dudes back then were likely 150 dripping wet.
     
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    kool fire nozzle peg!
     
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    In the 70s you could buy them in any bike shop I'm Mexico
     
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    A more typical design is shown here on this new old stock 1 8 9 9 clamping brake hub DSC01111.JPG DSC01121.JPG
     
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