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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...
  5. 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. ...
  7. 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...
  9. 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...
  11. 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...
  13. 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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    Ive got a pair of 26 X 1.5 tyres on my Raleigh...

    Ive got a pair of 26 X 1.5 tyres on my Raleigh Panache mixte bike. They've been no trouble. Had them on 2 different wheel sets. Both sets of wheels are not particularly narrow. I changed wheels...
  19. What brand and model is the bike? This could...

    What brand and model is the bike? This could possibly be a bike, or at least the forks, made at a time when the front axle overlock nut width. As in the internal gap between the fork drop outs was...
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    Ive looked at some pics of Adventurer folding...

    Ive looked at some pics of Adventurer folding bikes. Im not sure what model they have. some of the pics show horizontal drop outs, with a derailleur that has a claw/hook part that sits under the...
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    You can get replacement left crank arms from most...

    You can get replacement left crank arms from most bike shops, or on ebay. It will probably say the length on the inside of the crank arm. Maybe 170mm or 175mm. That's the length from the centre of...
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    Car manufacturers don't make many parts. As they...

    Car manufacturers don't make many parts. As they buy in Tyres, bearings, spark plugs, brake parts, transmission parts, etc.
    Some parts are specified, then they get a small manufacturer to make...
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    Heres my Concept folder in front of Kinnell...

    Heres my Concept folder in front of Kinnell church in Angus, Scotland.

    http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c296/Alecw35/kinnelchurchfolder.jpg

    Heres the Raliegh Stowaway that I have just now, not...
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    http://www.bikesmithdesign.com/temp/24spoke-rear.j...

    http://www.bikesmithdesign.com/temp/24spoke-rear.jpg

    Hey I got a front wheel from a Raleigh Mega Max. Its has the same spoke pattern as that wheel. I paint stripped the rim, its a nice alloy v...
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    Its a pair of Shimano RX100 brake levers with the...

    Its a pair of Shimano RX100 brake levers with the STI mechanism on both. They both have the code STA 550 on them.
    they were in 1 of 3 boxes of bike parts, that the local bike shop threw out. I saw...
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