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Raleigh bottom brackets
I'm building up a Nottingham Raleigh Sports bare frame, using the bits from a Taiwan-assembled Raleigh kid's bike, 24" wheels and all! Once an adequate donor is found, I'll swap better parts onto this frame, but the bike rides capably enough now. Visually, the little wheels give the bike proportions like those of a Sports built to be ridden by Hulk Hogan.
Only snag thus far:the bottom bracket axle appears to be too wide for the frame. Cups fit and thread in sufficiently, but there is a ridiculous amount of endplay, perhaps half an inch. My assumption is that I've used an axle with the inner bearing support surfaces too widely seperated. I don't have the original part to compare, and I'm loathe to rip apart my assembled bikes to find out the differences, if someone here is already in the know.
Any light that can be shed on the compatibility of Raleigh bb parts would be most welcome.