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Old 02-11-24, 03:50 PM
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Geez...That's Nasty!!! #2

Pulled from a vintage Bianchi. No wonder the crankset didn't turn. Amazingly the stem and seat post were not stuck.

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Originally Posted by Jicafold
Pulled from a vintage Bianchi. No wonder the crankset didn't turn. Amazingly the stem and seat post were not stuck.

And that, children, is why we're not allowed to use a pressure washer on our bikes.
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Isn't that one of those things used for espresso?
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Originally Posted by veganbikes
Isn't that one of those things used for espresso?
Actually it's like the "before" in one of those fake restoration videos on YouTube.
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Have you tried a phosphoric acid bath?

Watch out for popping sounds.
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Looks like the bottom bracket off my Marketplace schwinn that I bought dirt cheap. It had been stored outside.
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No surprise.

Bottom brackets are the U-traps of bikes. Water splashes up from the rear wheel, enters at the searpost, then runs down and collects there.
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Yikes! Just what I needed to see as I wait for TA bottom bracket tools to arrive so I can service my 1975 Motobecane after a 45 year interval! (at least it has always been stored indoors)
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Working at a volunteer shop I have seen some nasty bottom brackets over the years but that takes the prize, Hopefully you were able to get the fixed cup out as well.
I don't think I would even clean it up and reuse it, just replace it from on of our "recovered spares" stock. I would clean it enough to see the numbers but that would be it.
Clean all the threads well on the shell before reassembly and grease them.
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If pictures of great bikes are "bike porn", then your picture is of bike BDSM. Ugly!
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Originally Posted by WizardOfBoz
If pictures of great bikes are "bike porn", then your picture is of bike BDSM. Ugly!
That would only apply if it were intentional.
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"DAAaad, can I take you bike to the beach?"
"Sure."

That's tragic.
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Originally Posted by WizardOfBoz
If pictures of great bikes are "bike porn", then your picture is of bike BDSM. Ugly!
That BB needed a safe word.
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Geez, I've just been doing my commute every day. I have no idea how all that rust happened....
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