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    Help Bikes to Africa by helping me find July 77 bike world article on sealing bikes

    On sheldonbrown.com there is a mention of an article in Bike World magazine called "sealing your bike for less than $10" from the July '77 Bike World magazine.

    If anyone could help me locate this article, I am thinking of trying to see if it would be feasible to manufacture a few seals for the bikes which some coops send to Africa.

    I mentioned it to the owner. I could not tell him what would be involved but he didn't sound completely uninterested.

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    Sealing a bike for less than $10 in '77 might mean less than $50 today. That WAS over 30 years ago...

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    What are you trying to seal? Bearings?

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    Contact him and ask him if he has a copy?

    http://www.bikexprt.com/index.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by joejack951 View Post
    What are you trying to seal? Bearings?
    all I know is the name of the article. I hope it means bearings in hub and bottom bracket. I don't know why it would cost $10 to just seal the holes in the frame even in today's money.

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    Kevin Duffy, Harris Cyclery, West Newton, MA.
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    ^Awesome link and not the solution I expected. Wonder how well all those stacked O rings work? And the pics seem to not quite match the captions, but easy enough to get the idea.
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