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How To Overhaul A Bike Bottom Bracket – Remove/Clean/Install New Bearings

This is how to overhaul the bottom bracket on an older style of bike before they started using sealed bearings. I show you how to remove and install new bearings as well as how to clean all the parts. This bike is a 1984 Schwinn LeTour Luxe, but most vintage bikes are similar. They might require slightly different tools. The fixed cup on the chain ring side on this bike has left handed threads. This is the most common. But be aware that Italian and French made […]

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Repairing A Loose Bike Wheel – Hub Overhaul

I bought a Giant mountain bike at a thrift store and found the front wheel had a ton of play in the hub. It would wiggle a lot. i am guessing it would have been a bit scary to ride. If there had been just a little play, I probably would have just adjusted the cones. but with as much play as it had, I wanted to check the bearings, cones and races for damage. Since I was going to be taking it apart anyway, I overhauled […]

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