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  1. I've took apart low end forks. Had a 1/4" socket...

    I've took apart low end forks. Had a 1/4" socket drive handle with 2 or 3 extension pieces, and an adaptor to fit the allen bit. The fork legs from the fork crown, go into the lower legs, a few...
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    cool bike. Ive modified some kids bikes, and...

    cool bike. Ive modified some kids bikes, and rode them.
  3. I have used 1" threaded forks, then 1 1/8" forks...

    I have used 1" threaded forks, then 1 1/8" forks in a MTB frame. I got the frame with no forks. So just fitted 1" forks with some headset bits I had.

    I think some BMXs had 1" threaded steerers...
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    Ive got a bike with those Altus parts on. There...

    Ive got a bike with those Altus parts on. There ok.
    As said by others theres plastic caps in the hole on the cranks. These pop off, with a slim screwdriver or something, between the alloy arm...
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    Brake calipers come in various styles and sizes. ...

    Brake calipers come in various styles and sizes. Some may not be able to attach to your frame or fork.

    If its side pull brakes you have. If they've got a number on them, either on the front,...
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    Radial spoke wheels

    Hi folks.

    I've got a Bratz lowrider type of bike. It's got chrome hubs, 48 radial chrome spokes, to chrome steel rims.
    The rims are rusty, and the brakes aren't very good on them. So I've...
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    thats not a Raliegh BB cup. At least all the...

    thats not a Raliegh BB cup. At least all the ones Ive seen dont have a hex fitting on them.
    Might be old enough to be pre raliegh
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    That's a good job you've done on that bike. Is...

    That's a good job you've done on that bike. Is it the first bike you've worked on? The first bikes I worked on, when I was a teenager, didn't come out as good as that.
    I would say you should...
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    You've got an alloy frame with steel Bottom...

    You've got an alloy frame with steel Bottom bracket cups. This might cause corrosion between the 2 different metals, and seize the cups in. Ive got a 2004 Falcon bike, that has happened too.

    The...
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    I have adapted BMX and kids bikes into Mini...

    I have adapted BMX and kids bikes into Mini velos.

    Heres my Townend Megaforce 1 F1 BMX that I have.
    http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c296/Alecw35/PICT0963_zpsdaf3714e.jpg

    F1 BMX was a...
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    Its a U brake. The thing on the top of the forks...

    Its a U brake. The thing on the top of the forks is a Gyro cable detangler. They go by various names. You need an upper cable and lower cable that are for the Gyro, and suitable for your U brake,...
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    Ive heard of problems of some S Ram shifters. ...

    Ive heard of problems of some S Ram shifters. They have alloy "teeth". Instead of harder wearing steel "teeth" Theres 2 sprung loaded claws on the shifter buttons. They engage and push the...
  13. I think the bike is early 80s model. going by...

    I think the bike is early 80s model. going by the thick head badge. earlier bikes, had pressed metal badges that were paper thin.

    there might be date stamps on the back of the brake calipers. ...
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    what front mech have you got. can you show a pic...

    what front mech have you got. can you show a pic of it. some are not compatible with certain shifters. The cable clamp bolt on the front mech will probably have a bit of metal...a special washer. ...
  15. A Giant hybrid with V brakes. Well that could be...

    A Giant hybrid with V brakes. Well that could be a bike that's some years old now. Could have a rear hub that's got a screw on freewheel. And the axle could have bent. Take the wheel out and spin...
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    thumb shifters mounted like that, beside the...

    thumb shifters mounted like that, beside the grip. Or even the other side of the brake lever clamp. cover about half of the grip, when turned there. Should be a little along the bars, still in...
  17. Id have a careful close look at the cable. is...

    Id have a careful close look at the cable. is there any damage at all to them. are they rusty. are they frayed. As it sounds to me thats somethings jaming up. a drop of oil on each end of the...
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    I had a set of Diacompe centrepull brakes that...

    I had a set of Diacompe centrepull brakes that had regular hex nuts on the spindles. was from an old bike tho.

    As far as I know most recessed nut brakes have a spindle with a 6mm thread, the same...
  19. Its usually easier to take a one piece crank off...

    Its usually easier to take a one piece crank off a bike, than a er 3 piece crank. Take the pedals off, then undo the nut on the non drive side of the BB, then the cone. Then thread the crank thru...
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    It looks like stripped threads in the alloy crank...

    It looks like stripped threads in the alloy crank arm.
    If so the crank extractor wont fit.

    You can get the cranks off by using a hammer and chisel. Put the bike upside down. get a cold...
  21. some cheap disc brake bikes have the screw on...

    some cheap disc brake bikes have the screw on disc brake adaptors on the wheels.
    I got a Sabre MTB with 24" wheels from the scrap yard for pennies. So I could use it for parts. Ive seen a 20"...
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    I got a kinda cheap looking alloy y frame in the...

    I got a kinda cheap looking alloy y frame in the woods, in Scotland. Theres not to many old USA built bikes here.

    I thought it was a 1" diameter steerer tube. so fitted suspension forks to it. ...
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    I used to work in a national chain of bike and...

    I used to work in a national chain of bike and car parts store, in the UK. I was in my 30s at the time. But most of the others were young, at school or college. They didn't have much of a clue. ...
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    I had a Denim, also had a Commando. They...

    I had a Denim, also had a Commando.

    They have 18" wheels. There was a R18 too.

    I built the Denim into a sort of Chopper. I got a push lawnmower handle cut down and welded on, to act as...
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    6.32pm. :)

    6.32pm. :)
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