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Old 01-25-22, 08:39 PM
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New Vid: How to overhaul your Bottom bracket on a Vintage bicycle.

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Another attempt at a "how to" video. Please check it out. Let me know what you think.

How to overhaul a Bottom bracket on a vintage bicycle.

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Old 01-25-22, 11:10 PM
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Excellent video John ! I will be cleaning and lubing the bottom bracket on my 1984 Trek 770 this week. It is in pristine condition, Campy Super Record and it even has the original Trek water bottle. :-) It has been stored for a long time, the sewups are bad of course but it is all original and in beautiful condition. I have overhauled the front and rear wheel hubs and the headset, the bottom bracket is next. You have a great collection of vintage bikes !
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Originally Posted by jjhabbs View Post
Retighten your crank bolts after your first ride.
​​​​​​I would say retighten them (only once!) after you ride around the block a couple times.
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
​​​​​​I would say retighten them (only once!) after you ride around the block a couple times.
Sounds like sage advice, I will do that. thanks
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Great video. Giving RJ a run for his money. Looking forward to the next one.
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Originally Posted by frogman View Post
Excellent video John ! I will be cleaning and lubing the bottom bracket on my 1984 Trek 770 this week. It is in pristine condition, Campy Super Record and it even has the original Trek water bottle. :-) It has been stored for a long time, the sewups are bad of course but it is all original and in beautiful condition. I have overhauled the front and rear wheel hubs and the headset, the bottom bracket is next. You have a great collection of vintage bikes !
Thanks so much! I appreciate it. That 770 is awesome. I think I have a new Trek coming to the stable as well. Id love to see yours!
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Old 01-26-22, 10:27 AM
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Great video. Giving RJ a run for his money. Looking forward to the next one.
Thanks, But not competing here! lol

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Nice, clear, good angles on the video, and I laughed when you knocked the camera over.

One thing I started doing to make it easier to judge play is to install the DS crank arm, so I can try to wiggle it.
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post

One thing I started doing to make it easier to judge play is to install the DS crank arm, so I can try to wiggle it.
Super advice right there; been doing it that way since the 80s and have never pitted a BB.

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Great video!
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that was great & funny. thank for sharing & not editing out the slip up
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NGL, I flinched at 15:32 - was not expecting that!

Nicely done video, covering all the bases - particularly the reminder to grease/oil the threads of the crank removal tool; I bet very few bother to do that step.

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I certainly have forgotten the washer before. Somehow got lucky and realized something was wrong before I ruined the crank.
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Thanks for all the comments guys.. Still new to the "how to" videos.. We're working on it.

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Nice howto video.
Only "tidbit" comments for improvement is ofcourse getting a torque wrench and doing the tightening, like the lock ring, on the ground so your not stressing the bike in the bike stand, hopefully seat post and not top tube.
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Immediately sent to one of my son-in-laws, thank you. He is one of those people who can do almost anything after you show him how but not from a printed page, I don't understand it but it is very real with him.
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