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    Will these fit my frame?

    Hello,

    I'm currently working on my second summer bike project. This is a bit harder than my previous one since I don't have all the pieces.

    Here's the frame:
    ...
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    A similar thing happened to me. I wanted to...

    A similar thing happened to me.

    I wanted to transfer the bottom bracket from my old mountain bike frame onto my new one. In order to do so, i'd need to buy a 16 oval spanner and a 16 3 tipped...
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    How do you fit one of these?

    Hello,

    I completed my bike project for the summer and thought everything was fine.

    I transferred all of the components from my old mountain bike (that's too small for me) onto a much larger...
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    Whoops, I meant the 116mm one. That's what the...

    Whoops, I meant the 116mm one. That's what the "YL 116" means doesn't it?

    Both frames look exactly the same, the only difference is that one is 22.5 inch, while the other is 20 inches (distance...
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    Bottom Bracket Confirmation

    Can someone confirm that this is the type of bottom bracket that I need?

    My current bottom bracket looks like this:

    388505

    The writing on it says:

    BB - CT91
    Shimano Singapore
  6. +1 to seeing a doctor. Have you been riding...

    +1 to seeing a doctor.

    Have you been riding long? I'm 24 and, after not riding for 10 years, hopped on my Dad's bike and cycled about 6 miles on gravel (also on a hybrid bike). I'd never do that...
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    UPDATE: I bought the torque wrench and allen key...

    UPDATE: I bought the torque wrench and allen key set. I got some new allen key bolts for 1.99, and used one of them to put the pedal crank back on (after greasing it first, of course).

    The...
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    Right, I think i'll need to buy a torque wrench...

    Right, I think i'll need to buy a torque wrench and do this by the book.

    I've already got a socket set, but it doesn't come with any allen key heads. If I got this and this would they fit...
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    The crank seemed solid. Since I thought I had...

    The crank seemed solid. Since I thought I had done it incorrectly, it took a fair bit of force for me to remove.

    I'll have to buy some bottom bracket bolts again though, just so everything...
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    I'm using a regular socket (13mm, I think). The...

    I'm using a regular socket (13mm, I think). The old bolt that fell off (and my Dad couldn't find) was an allen key type. The one i've taken from my mountain bike is a "regular bolt".

    I just...
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    I didn't, no. When I removed the old pedals, I...

    I didn't, no. When I removed the old pedals, I only stripped the thread on the-side-without-the-front-cogs. I ordered a new crank arm and installed that instead.



    If that's the case, why is...
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    Pedal crank problems

    A while ago I fell off my Dad's bike and broke a pedal. In removing and replacing the pedal, I accidentally stripped the threads of the crank and had to replace that too. In my defence, the...
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    Cassette/freewheel and a new chain

    Hello,

    I'm once again buying bits for my bike and I need a new freewheel or cassette. I don't know which one I should go for, but the freewheel looks a lot like some of the 6 speed ones I have...
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    It turns out the seat post is 31.6mm and the seat...

    It turns out the seat post is 31.6mm and the seat post clamp is 34.9mm.

    I went to my LBS and they measured it for me. I had to make some excuses and leave the shop since they wanted to charge me...
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    I haven't tried it myself, but you might be able...

    I haven't tried it myself, but you might be able to paint it with plastic primer.

    You'll lose the shiny look of the helmet (which doesn't matter since you'll need to have sanded it before adding...
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    When aluminium oxidises, it goes a dull silver...

    When aluminium oxidises, it goes a dull silver colour. If you've ever bought an aluminium drain cover, they start off really shiny and, over time, become dull. This is because the aluminium exposed...
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    I might buy a set of Vernier calipers since i'd...

    I might buy a set of Vernier calipers since i'd lke to be independent of my LBS (I like to do everything myself). They are inexpensive, so i'll add it to the long list of tools I need to buy.
    ...
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    Measuring for a seat post

    Hello,

    I'm continuing with my current rebuild project (very slowly!) and it's now time to buy a seat post and seat post clamp.

    I've done some reading, and I apparently have to be millimetre...
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    I have a regular camera but, in these pictures,...

    I have a regular camera but, in these pictures, it kept focusing on the background instead of the foreground. I even set it to the "close up" mode, where I got exactly the same pictures as if I used...
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    So should I just get some primer + paint and do...

    So should I just get some primer + paint and do it myself? Summer is coming, so i'll have consecutive days of dry weather. It could also be interesting (and cheaper?) doing it myself.

    Or is this...
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    Bottom bracket tools

    Hello,

    I'm trying to remove the bottom brackets from three bike frames. I intend to regrease two of them and put them back into their frames. The other, I intend to swap into another bike frame...
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    Hmm, maybe this problem isn't what I think it is....

    Hmm, maybe this problem isn't what I think it is. The man who sold it to me said it was lacquer and gave me the aerosol of nitromors.

    As you can see from the pictures, i'm not stripping paint. ...
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    Removing Lacquer

    Hello,

    I bought a rather scrappy bike frame with the idea of "doing it up". Unfortunately, I seem to be stuck quite early on.

    The bike frame has lots of faded lacquer (pics to follow) which...
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    Ah, I didn't know they made those. There was a...

    Ah, I didn't know they made those.

    There was a lock nut on the top, but I had undone that before starting this thread. The fork still stayed in place, so it was a wedge stuck in the fork. I got...
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    How do I remove this fork?

    Hello,

    I've decided to build a bike up from scratch but i'm stuck at the first hurdle.

    How do I remove this fork? In this video the man just pulls the second bit. I think I need to unscrew...
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