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Offline deeman

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Re: Firebird Freestyler Ideas?
« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2021, 02:37 PM »
Bottom brackets and headsets are cheap...i would just replace them....
Replacement decals are available from Del.....
Ignore the skyway warning lol....if you are intending on riding her again and intend to do some tricks (or attempt to!) the new clear sticky pads work much better on tuffs!  :daumenhoch:
SMALL MINDS TALK ABOUT PEOPLE....
MEDIUM MINDS TALK ABOUT EVENTS...
GREAT MINDS TALK ABOUT IDEAS....

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Re: Firebird Freestyler Ideas?
« Reply #26 on: March 16, 2021, 08:44 PM »
Ok, so it turns out I already had Kool Stop's on the front brake!!! 

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Re: Firebird Freestyler Ideas?
« Reply #27 on: March 17, 2021, 08:40 AM »
Should I be worried about the warning on my Skyway's with Kool Stops??? lol.

I wouldn't... got a funny feeling the warranty may have run out by now.   :LolLolLolLol:
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Re: Firebird Freestyler Ideas?
« Reply #28 on: March 17, 2021, 01:54 PM »
Should I be worried about the warning on my Skyway's with Kool Stops??? lol.

I wouldn't... got a funny feeling the warranty may have run out by now.   :LolLolLolLol:

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Re: Firebird Freestyler Ideas?
« Reply #29 on: March 19, 2021, 01:59 PM »
For nuts and bolts I use white vinegar. Mings, but works.

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Re: Firebird Freestyler Ideas?
« Reply #30 on: March 19, 2021, 10:39 PM »
Good call the white vinegar.  The MX 1000 bits are starting to look a lot better.

I ordered a large storage box for doing the frame and that arrived today.  The only issue I have at the moment is I can't get the bottom bracket nut off the crank at the power disc side.  I can't find the correct size spanner, I've carefully tried with adjustable plumber pliers but want to try too hard and damage the power disc.

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Re: Firebird Freestyler Ideas?
« Reply #31 on: March 19, 2021, 10:46 PM »
Does it have a notch it in? or square sides?

I had the one with the notch in, and man it fought me. I used this.



And did it on the lawn. I had to hit it so hard with the hammer to dislodge it that the chainwheel buried itself in the dirt lol. Thankfully it was steel (Mongoose 90s).

If it's the flat sided type you may need to put it in a vice.

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Re: Firebird Freestyler Ideas?
« Reply #32 on: March 19, 2021, 11:13 PM »

Deffo go to Del for your decals mate - he is the resident RAD decal Jedi Master........... 
del@delcalsigns.co.uk   fistblump 8) :radbmxsmilie:
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Re: Firebird Freestyler Ideas?
« Reply #33 on: March 20, 2021, 08:44 AM »
There's no notch, it just needs a bigger spanner than I have although I've got some bike multi-tool spanners somewhere that might hopefully be big enough.

I'll keep that in mind about the decals.  I'm going to at least needs some for the forks as I must have removed these at some point.

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