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  • The Fying Scot

     Gunner updated 12 years, 7 months ago 3 Members · 3 Posts
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  • scotlandyabass

    5 October 2008 at 11:10 pm

    Hi All,

    I’m a newbie to cycling and have just got hold of a 1948 Flying Scot frame and forks, with custom wheels from around the fifties or sixties which has been in my granddads loft for over 30 years. I plan to rebuild so I’ve started on the rims as I’m a bit intimidated about mucking around with the frame yet. I found there to be a couple of ball bearings missing from the hubs and the axles are a bit chewed up. I wondered if I can buy loose ball bearings and replacement axles for the hubs as I would like to rescue the old ones rather than buy new ones as the bearing races seem to be in ok condition. Also the spokes are very rusty, the rims are 27” and the hubs quite large in diameter, and so do spokes come in standard lengths? Any help would be much appreciated from a beginner like me



  • jim

    6 October 2008 at 6:12 pm

    i think i have seen a bike with axels like that from the last 10 years or so but im not sure if there have been any changes to the standard they are built to now that we use metric? any suggestions?

  • Gunner

    6 October 2008 at 8:06 pm

    Very satisfying project, restoring an old bike, I did one a few year ago, an old 10 speed, down tube shifter, rode like an absolute dream once it was complete.

    Nitromorse paint stripper and chrome cleaner were used in abundance 😆 😆

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