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    Initial/Preventative Maintenance on Newly Acquired Used Bike?

    Today I bought my first real bike, a used Trek 7.1FX from a pawn shop. While it looks to be in like new condition I have no clue of its history. Is there anything I should do to it before pressing it into service?

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    Check the BB for fresh grease.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris in Idaho View Post
    Today I bought my first real bike, a used Trek 7.1FX from a pawn shop. While it looks to be in like new condition I have no clue of its history. Is there anything I should do to it before pressing it into service?
    Don't forget to check the grease on the axle bearings.

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    Grease and adjust axle bearings, verify bolts and fasteners are tight, cables are adjusted not rusted, tires are not dry rotted, ride like the wind...

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