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Old 08-22-2013, 05:22 AM   #3346
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not sure what language you're referring to, or what you might have read about what they're doing now, but i can assure you that people have been known to pop the seals out of those bearings with an Xacto knife to refresh the grease in them. "maintenance free" doesn't necessarily mean "unmaintainable".

nowadays, i just replace the whole bearing when they become tired (and they do). on the FSA/C hubs, it's simple. on the BBs, not so much... but that's not as common and Phil's nearby, so that simplifies things for me.


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oh cool. I wasn't going to mess with it, bcs some of those seals are throw-away type deals, and I didn't want to deal with finding replacements amongst the other stuff I'm trying to get done. Thx!
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:58 PM   #3347
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Old 08-23-2013, 06:10 AM   #3348
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^^^ What is that? Lookin' like the 70's.
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Old 08-23-2013, 06:30 AM   #3349
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Old 08-23-2013, 07:07 AM   #3350
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^^^ What is that? Lookin' like the 70's.
Looks like an Austrian made Sears 3 speed.
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Old 08-23-2013, 09:09 AM   #3351
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Looks like an Austrian made Sears 3 speed.
Correct! Because of the D cell headlight and the 26" rim size, I believe it is a 1970 model.
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Old 08-23-2013, 10:52 AM   #3352
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Care to help out a bicycle n00b?

So I want a bicycle. My son has really gotten into his, finally, and wants to ride to his school (about three miles from our house) when it starts back up again. I'd like to ride with him, as I can see him safely to school and then head to work, about a mile back in the other direction.

But...bicycles have changed a helluva lot since the last time I owned one (1992, bought at a Toys R Us, it totally sucked).

Here's the deal: We're talking maybe seven miles a day, total, but there are two huge hills to contend with. My college campus's driveway is just about vertical. The pavement is heated in the winter because if it weren't, even the snowplows with chains on would just slide right down it.

Budget constrains are around $450, which prices me out of most new bikes. Of the ones I've tried out, I've liked the "road" style best, drop bars, etc. Just more comfortable to me. I don't know why. My LBS has a Trek 1000 from 2004 for $400, but that still seems high for a nearly ten year old bike. My wife almost bought me a cheapo GMC something-or-other from Wally World the other day, but that doesn't seem like a very good idea either.

I've checked around for used bikes, but the market around here is pretty crappy so far. Might you fine folk have any advice?
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:18 AM   #3353
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Wow! Except for the seat, looks like fine shape for an oldie.
Memory lane - I had an all-black one bought from my friend who used it for paper delivery for 3 years, then I used it for 3 years with big steel pannier baskets delivering 250 weekly local bargain finder papers. Then on and off for rec use for 10+ more years. Totally bulletproof high quality workhorse bike. Thanks for the pics!
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:10 PM   #3354
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Wow! Except for the seat, looks like fine shape for an oldie.
Memory lane - I had an all-black one bought from my friend who used it for paper delivery for 3 years, then I used it for 3 years with big steel pannier baskets delivering 250 weekly local bargain finder papers. Then on and off for rec use for 10+ more years. Totally bulletproof high quality workhorse bike. Thanks for the pics!
Thanks! I have seen pictures of the all black version. Black fenders too, yes? I lucked across this bike at a yard sale, and paid $40. It was complete, including the stock white wall tires. One has damage to the tread, hence the black walls. I have been eyeing the Brooks B67 in black as a replacement seat.

Thanks for the comment, and for sharing your experience with your bike. It makes me wish I knew the history of mine better.
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Old 08-23-2013, 01:52 PM   #3355
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Correct! Because of the D cell headlight and the 26" rim size, I believe it is a 1970 model.
Check the rear hub, it should be dated.
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Old 08-23-2013, 01:53 PM   #3356
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Thanks! I have seen pictures of the all black version. Black fenders too, yes? I lucked across this bike at a yard sale, and paid $40. It was complete, including the stock white wall tires. One has damage to the tread, hence the black walls. I have been eyeing the Brooks B67 in black as a replacement seat.

Thanks for the comment, and for sharing your experience with your bike. It makes me wish I knew the history of mine better.
My pleasure.
Yes, the fenders were also black. The decals were the same as yours (I remember the triangle with the arrow representing a road).
As I recall now, the original seat didn't last long on mine, I replaced it with the one from my dead Royce Union (a POS bike by comparison). The Brooks would be perfect for it!
And in 3 years of deliveries, I might have not used it twice in the winters because of DEEP snow. Regular snow was no problem.
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Old 08-23-2013, 02:04 PM   #3357
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Here's my baby! I live in the city so fixie is the way to go. Hey, at least I run a front brake

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Old 08-23-2013, 02:09 PM   #3358
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My beloved Livery Design Groupe Aero! I live in a city so fixie is the way to be... hey at least I run a front brake!

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Old 08-23-2013, 03:05 PM   #3359
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^^^ That's cool!
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So I want a bicycle. My son has really gotten into his, finally, and wants to ride to his school (about three miles from our house) when it starts back up again. I'd like to ride with him, as I can see him safely to school and then head to work, about a mile back in the other direction.

But...bicycles have changed a helluva lot since the last time I owned one (1992, bought at a Toys R Us, it totally sucked).

Here's the deal: We're talking maybe seven miles a day, total, but there are two huge hills to contend with. My college campus's driveway is just about vertical. The pavement is heated in the winter because if it weren't, even the snowplows with chains on would just slide right down it.

Budget constrains are around $450, which prices me out of most new bikes. Of the ones I've tried out, I've liked the "road" style best, drop bars, etc. Just more comfortable to me. I don't know why. My LBS has a Trek 1000 from 2004 for $400, but that still seems high for a nearly ten year old bike. My wife almost bought me a cheapo GMC something-or-other from Wally World the other day, but that doesn't seem like a very good idea either.

I've checked around for used bikes, but the market around here is pretty crappy so far. Might you fine folk have any advice?
Hit up the bicycle thread, down in "sports".
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