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Is it safe to ride a frame with a hairline crack in the head tube lug?

Questions of "Is X safe?" generally class as Opinions and tend to attract both YES and NO answers. Ultimately it comes down to your personal risk tolerance and the severity of the ...
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Is it safe to ride a frame with a hairline crack in the head tube lug?

Answering your questions in the wrong order, it isn't a sign of "something more serious", it is though a serious defect in the frame. At best, the bottom cup will be a loose fit, and the ...
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What type of bikes have a steel frame with 135mm rear dropouts spacing?

Most but not all mountain bikes from the 1990s were using 135mm spacing, which I believe was introduced in the 2nd half of the 1980s, maybe. The steel rockhoppers pretty much all have this spacing. ...
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What type of bikes have a steel frame with 135mm rear dropouts spacing?

In my garage there are two. One is a BSO, but the other is a tourer (Genesis Tour de Fer). Halo Wheels say "135mm rear – QR MTB, Most QR disc road bikes" - and sure enough my tourer is QR, ...
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Can someone help me find what my frame model is?

The welding of the top tube to the head tube is definitely different. The 2009 model you've linked to has a beefy gusset, whereas your bike does not. However there are many similarities in the ...
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I have a BMX frame and I'm trying to identify by the VIN number

There is no way this can be answered based on current info, sorry. Bicycles do not have a VIN, there is no global database like there is for automobiles. Instead it has a serial number which the ...
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Is it feasible to jerryrig a motorbike saddlebag as a bike pannier?

It's going to depend on a couple of things we don't know. They'll go on the rack with a bit of fiddling - some spare double-sided velcro straps might help stabilise them by adapting existing straps, ...
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