speedia's the flipping handles

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speedia's the flipping handles

Post by Chavender » Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:14 pm

just a quickie ,had a speedia mk4 narrow drum ,with a broken handle ,the end was all spikey and jiggered ,and no contour left so your grip could slip off over the broken end

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So I used a drill bit to cut away the turned over rivet head till I could force the washer off .I didn't have any spare handles left. (must get some more scrappers) so I recycled the broken one .by flipping it .I did a little cosmetic work by rounding the end to match original style .

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popped it back onto the shaft ,and it was a good fit ,popped the washer back and gave what was left of the rivet head a thwack with a punch to re-spread it to retain the handle.

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Now its a working handle again with no sharp or rough edges ,ok not perfect ,but workable at least until a good handle can be found to replace it.& ok the whole reel needs a make over ,but i'm not keeping it .it was just a quickie to see if recycling the handle would work.
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Post by Chavender » Sat May 04, 2019 11:04 am

as a amendment too this I did have another idea for dealing with badly chipped speedia handles (without replacing them) ,probably more a temporary non invasive remedy ,till it can be properly replaced ,and prevent further chipping or breaking up.

I was getting moving some stuff in my shed about and one of the items was my old oscilloscope I used when I fixed Tv's and video's ,(I had two a digital hameg and a old analogue one ) its old fashioned analogue type with dials and toggle switches and round porthole screen ,well it was a toggle switch that got me thinking ,i'd fitted them with colour coded covers .and that's what struck me .ha haaa! I thought ,that might just be a simple answer for my chipped speedia handle .

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the ones on my old scope ,was a little degraded ,and not the ideal colour for this application.the covers are a rubber boot that slips over the switch arm and screws too its threaded base ,they come in a multitude of colours and sizes ,the 12mm ones being closest to a slim speedia mk4 handle.

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So I did a search on a well known auction site (amazon would be another place) ,and found some yellowish ones ,but they was from hong kong / china ,so I had too wait their arrival

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(ok I got bored waiting and ,flipped the offending handle ,and had too undo that to show this) ,they come with a fitted threaded ring that will need removing (they're impressed ,so can be pulled away.

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you need too leave the skirt on ,to fit snugly .this won't interfere with use.simply push it over the offending handle ,its a tight fit but they will stretch to fit

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it'll go on.
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push all the way down ,the skirt will go over the cup at the base (its wider so still allows handle to turn unhindered.
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They come in packs of five or 10's so you can make both handles matching
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and to remove ,simply peal up the skirt and lift off.
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they're surprisingly good for grip ,make for a easy to add temporary cover /repair to keep the reel usable or can be ideal if its raining and the handles get wet and slippery or even as a winter cover as they'll be warmer to touch than the cold hard plastic ,another benefit is they increase the handle dia to make them more comfortable too use .
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Re: speedia's the flipping handles

Post by JW1 » Sat May 04, 2019 11:46 am

Novel idea but I think I would stick with the first solution, if you inverted both handles, it would look factory issue.

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Re: speedia's the flipping handles

Post by Reedling » Sat May 04, 2019 12:09 pm

It looks like your speedia has a little... 'something for the weekend', sir. :Wink:

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Re: speedia's the flipping handles

Post by Chavender » Sat May 04, 2019 5:50 pm

JW1 wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 11:46 am
Novel idea but I think I would stick with the first solution, if you inverted both handles, it would look factory issue.

JW
i have gone via the first method ,but I did consider making the handles match but decided as the reel has a worn busing I might see if I can find another spool or handle etc .

the second method was a bit of fun too see if it'd work ,and if someone wasn't a tinkerer like me they could use it too keep using the reel till they can get it sent off for a proper repair .or your using dyed baits etc .just thought as it works ,it might be useful to someone .
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