Saturday, 17 October 2015
All the accessories! Yes, matching wheel lock nuts...
These are two of multiple types of locking wheel nuts sold by SSR in the 80's.. possibly 90's..
SPEED STAR CO., LTD. Osaka.
The key turns the central part anti-clockwise against a spring, just enough to pull in some teeth on the underside, letting go of the inside of the wheelnut.
I REALLY should have taken clearer photos of these. I've got the damn things in front of me, and wondering why I didn't take any pics of the mechanism at the time..! I don't know.. urgh...
This is my absolute favourite of the three. SpeedStar marked on the actual nut covers, and a great paddle-style key. Really cool. Casually keeping an eye out for an affordable (/justifiable!) set of these with their box...
At least this photo shows the locking lip on the inside of the wheel nut.
Sit tight. I'll be back with more informative photos of the ones I have eventually..!