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slimtim

Member since Mar 2008 • Last active Nov 2019
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  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    Hi, how long are the extra long mounting struts for the rack? Do they fit to the dropout bosses?

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  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    They are singlespeed disc brake hubs. I was told they were off a Genesis Day one but I'm starting to doubt that as the Day One wheels seem to all have cartridge-type bearings. There is no branding.

    So I'd say they are pretty current and mass market. I can find references to the nine 1/4 inch ball rear hub configuration online so I don't think it's that unusual. I just can't find a corresponding cone, which seems bizarre.

    I had a look at the Wheels Manufacturing site but they show the size of the cone but don't explain what size bearings it is for - this would be more useful I think!

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    I am trying to make a bike on a budget and would be grateful if someone can help me with a question about cones and all bearing sizes please so I can save a set of wheels.

    The wheels have no name hubs and a cup and cone set-up. Solid 9.5mm axle. I've taken the rear axle out and the cups are fine. The ball bearings are 1/4 inch size (6.3mm diametre) and there are two sets of nine in the rear hub.

    One of the cones is a bit rough and I'd like to replace it but I can't find any other sizes except 3/8 and 5/16.

    As there must be literally millions of these hubs with 1/4 inch balls out there, it is a bit strange I can't find the associated cones.

    Alternatively can I simply replace the axle etc with a generic part like this one and assume it will work with the cups?

    https://www.halfords.com/cycling/bike-pa­rts/bike-wheels/halfords-9-5mm-x-175mm-a­xle-with-bearings-and-grease-chrome

    Can anyone suggest a solution? Thanks in advance.

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    Hi, I'm looking for a large Pompino. Cosmetics not too important so long as the frame isn't bent, dented, cracked or broken. Ideally within a reasonable step of SW London. Thanks in advance for any help.

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    Bought a great complete Pompino for £120 - happy days.

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    Hi, yes that's about the size. Thanks for the offer but too expensive for us I'm afraid.

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    Hi, I'm looking for a frame and fork or a complete singlespeed which my son can use as his school commute bike. He is approx 5ft 4. We are in Kingston Upon Thames. Thanks in advance for any help Tim

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