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History: Prep bikes fro repair or salvage

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Prep bikes for repair or salvage (A)

This is for processing the recent bike donations that are gathered in the Southeast corner of the building (by the book library, to the right when looking out the front (riverside) door.

First, pump the tires, so the bike will be easier to handle and store. Don't worry if they don't hold air, and be careful of blowouts.

Then remove the seatpost, grease inside the seat tube, and replace the post with ~6" exposed (so we can clamp it in the workstand. Check that it is tight by trying to twist the seat. Then remove the stem (ONLY if it is a "quill" type stem; and be sure you know how to do this to avoid problems!), grease the threads of the quill bolt, the nut, and inside the steerer tube, and replace the stem so the minimum insertion marks are JUST visible. Check that the stem is tight by trying to turn the handlebars while holding the front tire between your knees.

Measure the bike's seat tube in CENTIMETERS from the center of the crank to center of the junction of the seat tube and the top tube (or the seat stay, for s step-through, or "girl's bike"), and write the size on a prep tag, followed by the top tube length, from the center of the seat tube to the center of the head tube. (e.g. 55/57). Next write the serial number on the paper (ask for where this might be found).

Staple the prep tag around the handlebar near the stem, and put the tagged bikes in the "done" stack. (any bikes that give you problems or seem unrepairable should be done as well as possible and put in a "don't know" stack.) Return all supplies where they came from, and all tools to the person who gave them to you, and show them any bikes you are not sure of when finished.


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Tue 24 of Feb., 2015 22:32 UTC JSheehan108.84.195.73   7
Tue 24 of Feb., 2015 22:23 UTC JSheehan108.84.195.73   6  v  c  d  
Wed 18 of April, 2012 04:45 UTC JSheehan75.118.192.73   5  v  c  d  
Sat 12 of Dec., 2009 17:39 UTC JSheehan75.10.154.254   3  v  c  d  
Thu 30 of April, 2009 17:22 UTC JSheehan68.166.182.41   2  v  c  d  
Thu 30 of April, 2009 17:18 UTC JSheehan68.166.182.41   1  v  c  d