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Old 03-22-06, 07:15 AM   #1
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Hello peoples....

New member to this forum as of just now! Looking forward to learning more about road bikes...I had riden a Trek Mountain bike before but never really got into wrenching with it that much...I just recently bought a Cannondale R800 and a Specialized Allez...The Cannondale is for personal pleasure and the Specialized is to rebuild and learn from...I got a really good deal on the Specialized but it does need some work...Last couple nights I've worked on taking of the whole rear brake assembly and restoring the screws/washers, cleaning mechnical parts, lubing...Last night put a new Bontrager handlebar tape (came out okay for the first time). Now I'm going to work on restoring the front brakes, cleaning the chain (looks like s***), replacing front stem, bottom bracket, front derailler...Any advice on replacing these things? I also noticed yesterday that the front fork doesn't rotate freely...Is this okay? Do I have to lub some parts within the fork?
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Old 03-22-06, 06:43 PM   #2
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Welcome blackcannon.

Good luck with the restoration.
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Old 03-23-06, 11:35 PM   #3
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The fork rotation is probably an annoyance more than anything else. It would be pretty surprising (to me) if your fork totally seized up. Replacing the bearings would probably be good, but that requires special tools.
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