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Old 12-14-2011, 08:37 AM
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Default Re: Flat tire.. full rebuild

I got a couple suggestions.

1) Go buy like a 1 foot length of copper pipe that will just fit in your head tube (where the fork runs through). Using a hack saw, cut four knotches about 2 inches deep on one end then slightly bend the ends out. Use this, inserted in the head tube to knock those bearing races out so you don't have to tape around them. To put them back in, lay a small block of wood over them and tap the wood with a hammer.

2) Use paint remover and steel wool. The paint should come off really easy and you'll be sanding the frame for the primer at the same time. Use a fairly fine steel wool.
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