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Saturday, August 12, 2006
BMX REBUILD PART 2
This is the second and last part of the BMX rebuild. I have skipped a few steps in the illustrations since some other articles in this blog cover these. Another thing of note is that this was the first time I had to reassemble a threadless fork without having the benefit of prior disassembly. So don't go thinking that I am a court testifying expert on the subject. I reassembled it until it was solid, took me half an hour to figure out. The main difference with a threadless fork is that the gooseneck plays a major part in holding everything together. So make sure it is properly tightened and take note that the hex bolt on top of the gooseneck is just a cover plug, it has no mechanical value in the process.
When putting back a BMX together, or taking it apart, check if all the small hardware is up to snuff while you're there. While rebuilding this thing I found a frayed brake cable that had but one strand to live. This BMX only has one brake caliper, imagine the deception of it's owner when that cable would've snapped while trying to avoid hitting a bus or something!
So get dirty and have fun, until next time, ride safe.
Posted by Gerry Lauzon at 8:55 AM