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    Time for a change. stapfam's Avatar
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    When things go wrong.

    Spent the morning checking the bikes over and cleaning and lubing and admiring. Lots of time just looking at the things, but eventually checked the bikes over and lubed them up. Not enough time looking at them obviously as I decided to check out the headset on the Bianchi. It is a bit stiff and loosening off everything and resetting has not done anything to ease the problem.It is obviously the bottom bearing is a bit dry or siezing but as it is a sealed bearing- All I will have to do is get some WD40 into the thing and swop it over with the top bearing that takes no pressure. Loosenened everything off and the bearing is rusted in. No problem- put a screwdriver in and ease it out.

    There is no way that it should have happened and this in no way is Hero worship. I have done a DG. Only thing is- I did it better than Dg- I was stripping the thing out on the lawn, so I have nothing to even remotely rebuild. The sealed bearing that will last a life time-Fell into hundreds of bits all over my newly mown grass.

    I was going to the LBS this morning and one of the things on the list was a new Cane Creek bearing. Instead I decided to cut the lawn and do a few jobs on the bikes. So it looks as though it is a road ride tomorrow for me.

    And those hills looked so inviting .
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    ahhhhhhh, the best laid plans of mice and men.............................

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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    "Doing a DG..."

    Is THAT what we call it now?

    I feel like...like...like GrannyGear. Remember GG's talent for forgetting to zip his saddle bag shut? That got to be known as "Doing a GrannyGear."

    Anyway...I will never be caught "Doing a DG" becauase I have learned...the hard way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam
    The sealed bearing that will last a life time-Fell into hundreds of bits all over my newly mown grass.
    Yup. I once had a fellow who was doing mechanical support for a large ride ask my advice. I told him to get a cheap tarp or something to put under his workstand to catch all of the tiny little bits and pieces that you drop when working on bikes.

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    Doing the DG. Could we turn this into some voodoo incantation to ward off evil bike spirits? If you say "I'll never do the DG" should you knock on wood?

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    So, did you shoot any of those little bits and pieces through the window when you mowed the lawn or will that have to wait 'til the next mowing? Oh wait, never mind, the grass was freshly mown. Guess we'll have to wait a week or so..
    It's all downhill from here. Except the parts that are uphill.

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    Yikes. Sounds like somethign that would happen to me. Hope you get it all back up and working, and get out today.

    "Doing a DG." I see uses for this in my job. I could use it to describe all types of things that some of my directors do.

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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichiganMike
    "Doing a DG." I see uses for this in my job. I could use it to describe all types of things that some of my directors do.
    Sigh.
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