MTB frames and bars

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[XAP]Bob
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MTB frames and bars

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Neither are anything special, but they are surplus and it’s a new home or the skip (scrap metal merchant more likely)
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If no one local wants the Falcon frame i would like the brake booster plate on the front fork only if you would be willing to remove it and post it. Just the booster plate not the frame. :oops: Happy to refund your postage by bank transfer. cheers, roger

ps what are the round attachments on the bottom of the booster plate. :?:
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It’s not a brake booster, it’s a frame lock.

That’s what the round doodads are ;)

Was a commuting bike for a fair while.
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A bit of Google Fu has shown it to be a combined brake booster and lock. Some enterprising entropeur has combined the 2. Never seen one before. :wink:

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Worked nicely as a lock, there’s one on the back wheel as well - really easy to lock up the whole bike.

Frame locks are one of those things that should be basically standard on everything other than racers...
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Are there no local schemes that take unwanted bikes/parts and refurbish them to sell on? We have a local one that runs as a charity, giving workshop experience to people and covers their costs by selling on low-cost, refurbished bikes.
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Not that I am aware of - certainly doesn't mean there aren't any, but they're not exactly easy to find.
One organisation will only collect 20+ bikes at a time, but doesn't show me any information as to where I might be able to deliver a few...
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I'm interested in the Diamondback frame if it's still available. I guess it's designed for 26" wheels? Do you know what frame size it is?
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There's 14" between the dropouts and the limit on both the chain stays and the seat stays, so 26" looks about right.

The frame is just shy of 19" BB centre - top of seat tube measured along the seat tube.
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Thanks for measuring, but I think it's a bit small for me.
I'll leave it for someone else.
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