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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 5:34 am 
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24 inch Kids Diamondback outlook, cro mo with horizontal dropouts. This is going to be single speed and we'll try a 36*18 1st. A friend has the frame at the moment to get it a lovely 2 pack yellow :)

Things to sort Crank what length for these bikes? I have a 175 but that will probably be too long...

1 inch quill stem, she is not having my haro team extreme wing quill and bar combo (they have to go together due to odd sizing), and at 9 she will not need my beer holder stem and she cannot have it 'cos it's mine!

I will never again yes auto paint stripper 'orrible muck awful even with good windy ventilation!


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 5:40 am 
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:22 am 
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That's a nice wee thing 8) , great job with the stripping, will be great in yellow.

Not sure about the crank length, technicaly 175 is probably too long for a 24" wheel bike (ground clearance ?), and a 9 Y/O but single speeds generaly do benefit from longer cranks for the leverage, dont think that'll theory will apply here though, may be better looking for 165's

"Beer holder stem" WTF dude :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:11 am 
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Check my khs for the beer holder stem 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:30 am 
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are you sure its a 1 inch??


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 Post subject: Re: Project for my neice
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mike_eb wrote:
Things to sort Crank what length for these bikes?


More like what sort of crank length for your neice. Short, 165 probably the 'easiest' to get hold of, probably a road/track one though you do occasionaly see MTB ones in this length. I certainly wouldn't go for longer than 170. You can always start with your long crank and have it shortened, there are quite a few engineering firms that offer the mod, even a few members here that have posted offers to do it.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:13 pm 
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I hope it is a 1 inch! Once it comes back from paint I will check it out.

Nick do they sometimes have smaller stems on little bikes ...


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I am actually thinking of 150's for the cranks would this be too short?

Leverage is all good for me and my singlespeed specific legs but I do not want her too screw her knees up!


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 Post subject: Re: Project for my neice
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mike_eb wrote:
Things to sort Crank what length for these bikes? I have a 175 but that will probably be too long...


I put 152's on my build for my daughter.

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=65379

You can google all kinds of crank arm length calculators to confuse yourself :-)


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 12:16 am 
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On Friday I received an sms telling me that the paint is complete.

I hope to get to the workshop Monday morning to press the headset in and pick it up. Tuesday at the latest photo's to come.


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