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Pog rides 165 cranks.
Me too, but I draw the line at pink shorts.


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French bikes have narrower quill stems and steerer tubes than British bikes. If you try and use a French quill stem in a British bike it won't grip properly.

BB threading/direction of threading is different too on older french bikes. Raleigh pulled a similar stunt on their early 'quill stem' MTB's but they're bigger so a standard quill stem is too loose to fit and who makes this propriatary stem only Raleigh of course.

Chris S

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There was a stock exchange in Birmingham (UK) until 1986.
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