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Thread: Elgin parts?

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    Elgin parts?

    I have an old Elgin bike mostely in pieces that I would like to re-assemble into something I could occationally ride. Can I use crank bearings, and head sets from newer bikes on this frame? Are more modern Ashtabula style parts and bearings compatable?

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    May depend on the year. Mine is a 1940 and I'll give you what I know from it. I think the bottom bracket was a standard 10 ball but might have 26 threads per inch threads. Most likely the standard though.

    The headset uses road bike sized bearings.

    I would take the crank, race and bearings and the headset bearings to a bike shop to be sure to get the correct ones.

    One thing I am sure of is that you can buy brand new ones meant for more common bikes.

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