metric hardware for 1977 Pinto

I have a 1977 J.C.Penney Pinto. Could anyone tell me if this is an Austrian model or what. I lost the nuts for the front tire and cannot find a replacement for them. I know they are 11mm x 1.00mm pitch. Thank you for any help. David

Re: metric hardware for 1977 Pinto

Ron Brown /

David,

I am sure you can get wheel nuts at the moped junkyard or moped warehouse, see the resources section.

Having said that, before you give up, try a bicycle shop and do not assume this is a metric thread. Many older bicycle fasteners used a standard "cycle thread" which is 26 tthreads per inch regardless of diameter. This is very close to a 1.0 mm pitch but different enough to screw up threads if you are wrong, so take the wheel with you. You can also try a local motorcycle shop if the bicycle shop fails.

Ron

Re: metric hardware for 1977 Pinto

I believe the Pinto was made by Puch in Austria ( Steyr Daimler )

Did you try a good hardware store? nm

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Re: Did you try a good hardware store? nm

Ron Brown /

Fred,

"Standard" metric bolts come in 10 and 12 mm with a minimum pitch of 1.25. I am still not convinced that old euro peds do not use a cycle thread on the wheel spindles. Unfortunately, I am not ambitious enough to take off a wheel nut and measure the pitch.

Ron

Re: Did you try a good hardware store? nm

The Pinto is a Puch, and the metric fasteners are common moped items. Whatever a Puch uses would probably work.

Jim

OK... a REALLY good hardware store...nm

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