CHRIS HEWITT CYCLES – Bicycle, Tricycle and Tandem Specialist (est.1968),
1 Coleswood Road, Harpenden, Herts. AL5 1EF. Tel. (01582) 763622.       April 2020.
List of spares for Higgins & Ken Rogers tricycles. (Also fit Bob Jackson, Jack Taylor & other tricycles built with Higgins/Rogers axles). All prices include v.a.t., p&p extra.

Stock Spares Each
Short inner cone – Precision made and case hardened £16.80
Diff. inner cone ” “ £19.00
Long outer cone ” “ £23.00
Adjustable cup – thick wall cups – Thun, etc. £4.00
  – thin wall cups – TDC,  B-W, Brampton, etc. £8.00
  remanufactured cups, hardened but not plated £12.00
Lockring – 2 notch (outer cups) 4 notch (inner cups) £2.50/£4.50
Note: Axle cone seatings machined to suit wall thickness of cups originally fitted. Higgins, Taylor and early Rogers/Jackson tricycles would have been fitted with thin wall cups, later Rogers & Jackson tricycles have been fitted with thick wall cups.
¼” ball bearings – standard cycle quality (Grade 1000) (11 balls per cup) set £0.50
¼” ball bearings – carbon-chrome steel (Grade 100)(11 balls per cup) set £1.00
Journal bearing – standard 1 5/16″ × ⅜” (33.4 × 9.5mm) £11.10
Journal bearing – self aligning 1 5/16″ × ⅜” (33.4 × 9.5mm) £17.50
Pressed metal dust cover for journal bearing £4.50
Double-spring retaining washer for dust cover on journal bearing axle with taper hexagon hubs £1.50
Tapered collar for journal bearing axle with parallel hex. Hubs £5.00
Tandem tricycle inner cone £22.00
Tandem tricycle outer cone £26.00
Tandem tricycle adjustable cup (for 3/16″ balls) £15.00
3/16″ ball bearings – chrome steel (15 balls per cup) set £1.30
Rogers s/f alloy hubs – 28, 32, 36 or 40H – parallel hex – as available £25.00
Rogers s/f alloy tandem tricycle hubs – 32, 36 or 40H – para. hex – as available £35.00
Higgins s/f steel hubs – 32, 36 or 40H – parallel hex. (type ’53) or taper hex – rechromed – as available £40.00
Higgins l/f steel hubs – 32, 36 or 40H parallel hex. (type ’53) or taper hex. – rechromed – as available £50.00
Drive boss – for gears – taper hex. or parallel hex. – Steel (as available) £35.00
ditto in alloy £40.00
Drive boss – for fixed – taper hex. or parallel hex. – Steel (as available) £38.00
ditto in alloy £45.00
Front brake extension bar – braze-on – ¼” Whit. thread for period side-pull and centre-pull brakes, GB etc. £7.00
Front brake extension bar – braze-on – M6 thread for modern dual-pivot brakes £7.00
Long nut for drive boss ⅜” × 26tpi (s/s) £10.25
Track nut for hub – Gripfast ⅜” × 26tpi £2.00
Gear hanger – standard Higgins / Rogers –18mm from top to c/l of boss hole £10.00
Gear hanger – superior Higgins type (s/s) – 21.5mm from top to c/l of boss hole £21.30
Gear hanger – superior quality Rogers pattern – 15.5mm from top to c/l of boss hole £16.50
Gear hanger – for indexed gear system (7-10 speed) £18.50
Gear hanger boss bolt 5/16″ × 26tpi & washer – 3/8″ / 3/4″ £0.75/ £1.00
Light alloy eccentric bottom bracket unit   


Higgins steel eccentric bottom bracket unit (as available)




Higgins differential pinion pin cap s/s £30.00
Higgins differential pinion pin (hardened steel) – short £5.00
  or long pin £8.00
Rogers transfer set £21.50
Higgins transfers & badges – see separate list
Hub puller – for steel hubs £7.50
Hub puller – for alloy hubs tool for hire only £5.00 plus carriage charges
Tecalemit grease nipple 3/16″ BSF (Selection of other  grease nipples and oilers in stock) £3.50
Trykit Higgins / Rogers hubs – 28, 32, 36 or 40H £40.00
Trykit 1wd adaptor for Shimano cassette body (7 – 10 speed) £55.00
Available to Order (carriage charges extra)
Axle shafts – owd or diff – driver or idler for solo tricycle for parallel or taper hex hubs c £70.00
Axle shafts – owd or diff – driver or idler for tandem tricycle c £80.00
Wheel truing stub axle – parallel or taper hex – solo or tandem c £45.00
Longstaff and Pashley tricycle spares
Trykit Conversions Ltd. cassette drive systems
Note – When ordering replacement axle, please send original if possible.
CHC Specials
Front fork lamp boss alloy stud for modern handlebar-fitting battery front lights – with imperial AK bolt (5/16″ × 26tpi) S/S £12.50
  – with metric AK bolt (M8) BZP  £10.00
Front fork lamp boss alloy spacer and bolt for modern dynamo front lights. bolt head drilled and tapped for light fixing bolt (M5) – with imperial (5/16″ × 26tpi) bolt £12.50
  – with metric (M8) bolt  £12.50
Tricycle twin front brake spacer kit / assembly – see separate list
Water Bottle – Chris Hewitt Cycles/Higgins Cycles Commemorative bottle with attractive Higgins head badge design. This 600ml high quality translucent bottle is printed in red and was commissioned to mark our 50th Anniversary in 2018 and our life long association with Higgins Cycles. £7.50 (plus £4.50 for protective mail box)
Collectors Corner – The attached photographs show a small part of our ‘Collectors Corner’. As repairers and renovators of all types and ages of cycles, we stock a suitably large range of parts and accessories for these cycles. As many of these parts are now becomingly increasingly hard to source, we can now only retail those items that are surplus to our workshop requirements. Please contact us for your specific needs and we will endeavour to supply the items you require.
Bulbs and lenses – we have accumulated a large selection of battery and dynamo bulbs (2.3v, 2.5v, 3.5v, 5v, 6v and 8v) and rear lamp lenses for period and veteran cycles. Bulbs £1 each, lenses £3 to £5 each. Please enquire regarding your particular needs.
CHC Publications
‘Tricycling Choice’ by Chris Hewitt £5.00 plus £3.00 p&p
‘The Story of A.J. Hodge and his Cycles’ by Chris Hewitt £6.75 plus £3.00 p&p
‘Register of Higgins Cycles’- 3rd Edition – by Chris Hewitt £6.00 plus £2.50 p&p
(If you have a Higgins cycle that has not yet been registered, please complete and return a registration form. Forms are available either by post from Chris Hewitt Cycles, or by downloading a Higgins Register Form from the website. All forms should be returned by post).
Selection of used cycling books, catalogues and maps available. See separate list.
Parts and Accessories
Large selection of period and modern cycle parts and accessories in stock. Please enquire regarding your particular needs.

April 2020
Please ring for further information and details.
Monday to Saturday 10am to 1pm and 3pm to 6pm
Chris Hewitt. 01582 763622. Harpenden.

Cycle Collection belonging to the late Michael Clarke

We are organising the sale of this collection of pre-1994 cycles, frames, wheel and components. These are all available to view or purchase in Wye, nr. Ashford, Kent. For full list of items, please send us an A3 SAE or advise us of your email address.


To detach diff. body for change of sprockets etc., unscrew the offside outer cup and lockring and pull shaft out. In the case of multi freewheel it may be necessary to withdraw the nearshaft similarly. The diff. body has flats (1.450″) for actual removal of cogs etc.
When replacing shafts hold the inner end of the cone protruding through the inner cup with a cone spanner and rotate the shaft until the slot in the back of the cone is engaged on the flats on the shaft. The adjustment of the inner cups and lock rings need not necessarily be disturbed. The diff. unit should be located so that no endplay exists*, whilst avoiding any end pressure being applied to the diff. unit by the axle shafts. All housings are righthand thread. (On Higgins owd axles, very occasionally l/h thread was used, i.e. fixed cup fitted).
The detachment of freewheel from the diff. body requires special tools, and these cannot be made at an economic price for resale. A service is available for this job at £10.00 plus return postage. Whilst every care is taken we cannot accept responsibility for any damage to freewheels.

* (This applies in particular to earlier models with tapered hexagon engagement).

Note: It is recommended that freewheels that require splined removal tools are fitted to differentials to enable easier removal.

Hub Brakes


On re-assembly make sure that the cover plate is properly engaged on the fulcrum bush. To centralise the shoes tighten the pivot bolt nut while brake is held “ON”. If in doubt, write to Chris Hewitt Cycles.
Hub brake re-lining service available – details on request.

Chris Hewitt Cycles

Chris Hewitt Cycles – Cycles for Sale

Tricycles £
 Please ring for details of Higgins and Rogers Tricycles currently for sale or wanted, as stock is constantly changing.  
Longstaff tricycle rear triangle/owd axle assembly for re-build or parts 100.00
Higgins tricycle rear triangle/owd journal bearing axle for re-build or parts 100.00
 21″ Singer Ladies Tricycle – Frame only (c1900).  Complete axle assembly, but no hubs or front forks.  Possible renovation project or for donor parts.  150.00
Pair of Longstaff tricycle rear wheels. 700x36H Mavic Module 3 rims on Longstaff hubs with plain 14G s/s spokes and 700x32C Michelin World Tour tyres. Matching front wheel with Zeus l/f hub. Set of three wheels. 150.00
New Old Stock Bicycles  
15″ × 24″ Coventry-Eagle Tropicana Girls ATB 6-speed, red/green (1991) 90.00
Classic Lightweights  
23″ Hetchins Experto Credo Six Day bicycle, 1953. 27×11/4″ Conloy Asp rims on Harden l/f hubs. Williams AB77 single chainset, Campag Rally rear gear with 5-speed freewheel. Cinelli bars & stem, GB Sycron brakes & levers, Brooks Swallow saddle. Excellent condition. 1450.00
23″ Sun Supalite 5-speed sports, 1955. Original black enamel with faded original transfers. Sold as frameset with original wheels and some parts. Ideal conservation or renovation project. 140.00
Raleigh Dyna-Tech (1990s), awaiting rebuild to as new condition t.b.a.
Good Condition Used (Require Servicing)  
18″ × 24″ Raleigh Ladies Mixte Sports, 5-speed, white (1980s) 50.00
20½”Townsend Manhattan Ladies 12-speed hybrid (1990s) 35.00
19 ½” Triumph Traffic Master Ladies 3-speed tourist, 26 × 1 3/8″ SA AW (1970s). Ice Green frameset/brown mudguards 80.00
20″ Raleigh Maverick 18-speed ATB (1980s). 26 x 1.75″ wheels. Light blue with purple forks, stem & bar ends. 75.00
22” Westa Super Ladies (Dutch) Roadster (1980s). 28 x 1 ½” wheels, single speed/coaster hub. Dynamo lighting 100.00
Cycles for Restoration  
24″ Elswick Ladies Loop Frame bicycle (c1920s).  28×1 1/2″ Westwood wheels(rear rim buckled).  Single speed.  Black with red lining. 45.00
23″ BSA Gents tourist bicycle (c1948).  Original green enamel with gold box lining(fair).  26×1 1/4″ wheels.  BSA 3-speed hub gear. 50.00
21″ Raleigh Sports Gents Roadster (1960). 26 x 1 3/8″ Westrick wheels SA AW, rear rack. New tyres & tubes fitted. 75.00
Junior Cycles (Require Servicing)  
16″ × 20″ Rudge ‘Maidmarion’ Girls Junior cycle, blue, very original (1950s) 40.00
Triumph Violet Girls, blue, 16″ wheel (1980s) 40.00
Raleigh Rodeo Boys, blue, 20″ wheel (1960s) 30.00
16″ × 20″ Triumph Girls Junior cycle, blue (1960s) 30.00
Junior Cycles for Restoration  
Unknown Junior Tricycle, red, plate forks, 16½” solid tyres (1950s) 35.00
Unknown Junior Tricycle, blue, 16½” solid tyres (1950s) 35.00
Unknown Junior Tricycle, 14 x 1⅜” wheels, metal boot (1950s) 20.00
25″ Sun Solo Frameset, mid-blue. VGC. 40.00
24½” Peugeot Elan Frameset, dark blue. VGC. 40.00
Halfords Easyrider Small Wheel Frameset (1970s).  Refinished in blue/transfers. 50.00
22½” Dawes Galaxy 531 Frameset. 1964. Original black finish and transfers.
Fair condition.
 Stock Clearance
 New Greentyres,  EverReady Nightrider & Nightguard lamps, Assorted steel Maes bars & dropped handlebar sets,  Weinmann brake levers with extensions,  Assorted used wheels – 26×1 1/4″,  26X1 3/8″, 27×1 1/4″, ATB,  Assorted NOS junior steel rims & wheels, ‘Barts. 1/2″ & OS 1″ maps.   Please ring for further information or to advise your requirements.
Business Hours: Monday to Saturday 10.00am to 1.00pm and 3.30pm to 6.30pm.
Workshop open for visitors most Saturdays and weekday afternoons. Please ring to confirm availability. Chris Hewitt. 01582 763622. Harpenden.



  1. I would like to buy a wheel truing stub axle for a Ken Rogers tricycle. It is a solo with the hex style hub. I am in the US, California to be specific. How do I go about ordering and paying? Do you take PayPal?

    Thanks for any help,


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