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Wednesday, August 09, 2006
BMX REBUILD PART 1
I have a kid in the neighbourhood who heard that I fixed bikes. He had taken apart his BMX to do a paint job himself and now had no clue how to put it back in one piece. So in exchange for an appearence on this blog and a few lawn mowings, the kid is back on his newly painted BMX and you get to see how it was done. This also gave me an opportunity to work with a threadless fork for the first time. The trick about those is that the gooseneck plays a very important part in keeping all of it together.
This article is image heavy and so I will make it in two parts. Also, most of the details you don't see in this rebuild can be found elsewhere on this blog or will be coming up very shortly. I don't know the make of this particular BMX, but from what I can make of its construction, it is made to withstand heavy punishement in extreme conditions.
One last note, when putting back a bike together after a paint job, be careful not to scratch that brand new delicate finish.
Posted by Gerry Lauzon at 10:42 PM