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    Senior Member Pars's Avatar
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    I have my RRA torn down to the frame right now. Do it every couple of years. I must like doing it

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    Not counting complete overhaul of a newly acquired old bike; I just rotate various components of my bikes through a teardown/clean/relube/reassemble/adjust regimen as I get "tinker time" to do it. Last one to get the full treatment was my GJ, which spanned several weekends as I attended to one component at a time. Other than when I was actually working on it, the bike was fully rideable, and was ridden.
    Of course I'm always alert for potential problems, and when anything arises it gets investigated immediately.
    So far the only actual "failure" I've encountered is localized pitting apparently due to corrosion on one of the original front axle cones of my GJ. I attribute that to long term storage in moist conditions. The bottom bracket cups had very light surface corrosion, but that polished out satisfactorily. Anyway, it was easy enought to replace the axle assembly with a new unit acquired off Ebay.
    Since I distribute my riding among my several bikes, and I like working on them as well as riding them, they are probably relatively spoiled in the maintenance department.
    Geoff
    "I think that I think, therefore I think that I am"

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