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Jun
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comment repair scratches on surly frame
@fabio affermative - just make sure you clean the area well. Especially grease will compromise adhesion. Fingerprints and the like.
Jun
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comment Is there legal recourse to drivers passing too close?
you could look up the author of the 'long pointy noodle to ward off sadistic drivers' question, and set him in the lead role of a comic youtube clip called: "Lane of the sadistic drivers" featuring big noodle and obviuosly pitbull. You could achieve worldwide audience for your campaign with a severely limited budget! btw - that question really exists, and it is as crazy as it sounds.
Jun
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comment How can I remove the bottom bracket from this old road bike?
@WTHarper good suggestion. Will do so
Jun
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accepted How can I remove the bottom bracket from this old road bike?
Jun
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answered How can I remove the bottom bracket from this old road bike?
Jun
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comment How can I remove the bottom bracket from this old road bike?
@DanielRHicks I got it done together with the mechanic at the LBS, to remove you just hammer it out like Mikes pointed out. Putting back in is more difficult: you either have professional hydraulic press, or you use a guiding tube. Put one new bearing (6003 RSR or similar) on each side of the BB - the guide tube is passing throught he middle. On one side you screw on a cap, on the other there is a two sided handle, and by turning it you pressure both bearing inside the BB. Without the guide tube and this lever you will most likely damage the frame permanently. Hope this helps someone in future
Jun
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awarded  Scholar
Jun
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comment How can I remove the bottom bracket from this old road bike?
I read some more on my specific bearing type: bikeforums.net/showthread.php/… I don't want to damage it during replacement.. also since those pulley tools are quite expensive (to re-insert new bearings) I have decided to give this case to the LBS. Thanks for your input guys!
Jun
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comment How can I remove the bottom bracket from this old road bike?
Thanks for the many tips! @mikes I must be doing it wrong, nothing budges at all.. I tried hitting a bid harder too.
Jun
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Jun
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asked How can I remove the bottom bracket from this old road bike?
Jun
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comment When is using a suspension fork worth it?
+1 and happy to see someone else appreciates and recommends steel frames. GO for steel! Just remember: corrosion is your only disadvantage/enemy. Protect the inside from humidity, keep it clean, and you'll be a happy commuter. I ride 30 yeor old bikes
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awarded  Critic
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awarded  Editor
Jun
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revised How to position a bike for work without a stand
Added a warning regarding usage with non-steel frames.
Jun
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answered How to position a bike for work without a stand
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awarded  Supporter
Jun
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answered Riding in nice office/casual clothes?
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awarded  Teacher
Jun
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answered What's the purpose of soft pedaling?