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Old 06-13-14, 07:43 PM   #1
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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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Old 06-13-14, 07:57 PM   #2
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Check the BB for fresh grease.
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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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