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Is their a bike part that could fit most bikes..

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by yenrod, 2 Feb 2008.

  1. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    ..that will do the job for every dicipline aprt from the obvious ie road bars, pedals etc...:rolleyes:
     
  2. Will1985

    Will1985 Über Member

    Location:
    South Norfolk
    Chain?
    Headset?

    I don't quite follow...
     
  3. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Saddle? Seatpost?

    bottle cage bolts?
     
  4. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    yenners is being cryptic again...:rolleyes:
     
  5. bianco

    bianco New Member

    the rider??
     
  6. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    Location:
    Mlehworld
    yes is the answer
     
  7. simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    I can't believe that all these years hanging around on forums hasn't taught you the difference between there, their and they're yet?!
     
  8. stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    Location:
    South Beds.
    Handlebars, stem, headset, pedals, bottle cages, saddles, seat posts, chainsets, front and rear mechs, shift/brake levers. Could all be swapped from MTB to road bike and vice versa....might need a couple of minor changes to make the chainset and mechs work properly but other than that some bikes will share these parts for sure.
     
  9. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    Bell
     
  10. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    in fact the only things that CAN'T really be swapped are frame, forks, wheels, tyres, tubes, shifters. And no before you pipe up to add 'cassette' to that list many people have road cassettes on their MTB, my mate for one has got an 8-speed 12-25 on his mtb.
     
  11. 02GF74

    02GF74 Über Member

    The only item I can think of right now that is same fittiing for the vast majority of common road and moutain bikes is the saddle (twin rail fitting). And possibly pedals. And handle bar tape.

    Other parts such as headset, bottom bracket, seat posts, handle bars come in different sizes so cannot be swapped over.
     
  12. andygates

    andygates New Member

  13. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    i don't think there's such a thing as an 8-speed mtb cassette, not an 8-speed road cassette. it's just that roadies don't often opt for a 28, but they're good on mtbs. if it's a shimano (compatible) hub, you can use any.
     
  14. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    Quick release'
     
  15. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member