Remove the spindle and the bearings from next to the fixed cup, if you can. Disassemble all these metal parts before you try to remove the rails from the head and foot boards. Using a lock-ring wrench, loosen the lock ring on the adjustable cup. A visual inspection is a good place to start. Does the tube has a big tear or blow out? Is the valve is torn? How to clean your bike: step by step guide 1. Most components come off easily. In either case, you can normally remove it with the Park CCW-5 crank bolt tool. Frames are required to be strong, stiff and light, which they do … We cover each major group of components in turn. Accessories include any parts that are not essential to the basic operation of the bike. One by one, unscrew each pivot bolt. Few things look worse than rust on your bike, but rusty parts don't need to be thrown out. Some examples include: If the accessories are complete (light mounts with lights; computer mounts with the computer, the sensor, and the magnet et cetera), bundle them up and file them with similar complete accessories. To prime, spray slow and long strokes across the bike frame until … Watch for them as you pull the cup out. Ive read that the best way is to just use a can of automative paint stripper, after removing all the bikes parts, spray it on, let it bubble, wipe the paint off, then repeat if needed. Now the bike frame should be ready to prime for paint. You only use screwdrivers on a bike to tighten or loosen screws, and you almost never use hammers or pliers. But for heavy U-locks -- essential for effective security -- it may be more convenient to find a mounting position on the bike frame itself. These have a long bolt that runs through the fork (in front) or a mounting bar between the seat stays (in back). The pedals are usually labeled R or L to indicate which one should be used for right and left. Look at the shape where the crank arm meets the spindle - if it is square, use the blue square taper crank puller. As always, reattach the stem bolts so they are not separated from the stem. Using the appropriate wrench or pin spanner, unscrew the adjustable cup. "Pop top" stems have a face plate that is attached to the end of the stem with two bolts. Cut the cable so that about 2 inches of cable extend beyond the brake levers or shifters. You'll need some bike vocabulary to get it. I … I started with a Columbus Steel Cinelli Gaz… If you are going to travel via plane and want to bring your bike, it is better to have it shipped in a box. Once the bike is clean, fill a small container with the paint remover. Stretching a bike's frame dramatically affects the way it's ridden. You’ll want to make sure that the frame is ready to be painted. Are they in reasonable condition but either common or a size that doesn't get reused much, such as knobby 26" mountain-bike tires or "Kids bike" 24" tires? Using a splined bottom-bracket removal tool, unscrew the adjustable cup. Step 3 – Remove the saddle and loosen the bolt of the seat post using an Allen wrench. The most common signs of a worn-out cassette or freewheel are gear teeth that have become worn down on their rear edges, so that they don't look symmetric anymore, and widespread rust. Unscrew the top race, which will also require the right size of headset wrench. An entertaining book could be written on this topic. Also measure from the center of the bottom bracket to the top of the seat tube. We address each in turn. Frame Failure. The easiest way to keep these together is to wrap the bottom of each brake arm, and its bits, in electrical tape. The skewer or screwdriver lets you turn the crank without having the chain scrape the frame. If you can, run the nib of a ball-point pen along each race; this will let you feel pits or grooves that might be hard to see. Loosen any brakes or shifters and slide them toward the center of the bar, then slide a flathead screwdriver into the top of the grip. If the races are all good, stack the pieces of the headset in the order in which you removed them. In some cases, achieving compatibility is not a big deal. The most important thing to observe while removing a derailer is that the anchor bolts that hold the cables in place and any hardware that mounts the derailer to the frame should be tightly fastened to the derailer so that these parts are not lost while the derailer tumbles around in the storage bin. With a Bunny Hop bike wrap you can make your favourite ride reflect your own style. A threaded stem has an "elbow" in it and runs from the handlebars right down into the steering tube. Once you have the brake removed, firmly attach them to the body of the brake with electrical tape. Loosen the star nut in the elbow of the stem. The other cup is often plastic and care should be taken not to strip it during removal. If the holes are too tight, use a fine round file to remove excess material until the rivet nuts can slide into place. If you have any doubts, ask. If you can, run the nib of a ball-point pen along each race; this will let you feel pits or grooves that might be hard to see. I do not plan to repaint it after stripping the paint. Remove the threaded nuts from the cotter pins. A component that is missing some of its parts is useless unless and until you dig up compatible parts to replace the missing ones. To remove the handlebars from these, you must first strip off one side of the bars. Put the wheel in the recycling. These instructions are only for removing the bottom bracket from a frame that we plan to recycle. Check for frame corrosion. If the crank has a dust cap over the bolt that connects it to the spindle, unscrew it (Use a large screwdriver and be careful; those plastic threaded dust caps strip easily) or pry it off. Extract the rear quick-release skewer and tighten it in the rear dropouts letting the chain rest on it (on many frames you can insert a long screwdriver through the dropouts instead). Remove the saddle from the bike. Unlike cantilever brakes, the V-brake arms are joined by an accordion rubber sleeve through which the main brake cable runs. This has leads to some problems: We therefore wrote this step-by-step guide to stripping a bike for the uninitiated. 3. Pedals simply need to be unscrewed. Wipe down the frame of the bike before you sand it. Use the crown race puller to remove the crown race from the fork. Let the paste mixture sit on the frame for about 10 to 15 minutes. This page was last edited on 13 September 2017, at 14:16. Place the bottom bracket in the appropriate bin. Unscrew the pivot bolts holding the brake arms onto the frame bosses and then slide the arms off. chemicals are a mess and sanding is just a pain in the ass lol. Once that's done paint with a rattle can and clear coat. The easy answer is, "When it makes sense." Another helpful video on how to use the Bosch Purion controller can be found here. Remove some stuff to make it easier. We wish there was a better way or some industry trick, but the only answer is to just keep trying. 1. As for all the accessories, remember to put them in one place should you want to include them in the package. Use zip ties and/or electrical tape to keep loose parts together. Secure the screws in one container that will not snap open. Step 10 – Put the bike inside the box, placing the biggest parts first, then the bike seat, rack, and then the accessories. Make sure that it's shifted all the way down to the highest gear, basically so there isn't any tension on this cable here. When removing cables and housing it is more important to preserve the components they connect than to keep the cables and housing intact. Seatpost. Remove the seatpost, then stick a rag as far down into the seat tube as possible. If they are reusable then zip-tie the pair together and put them in the appropriate bin. Paint It! Don't take your bike to a professional for rust removal: in most case, you can remove bike rust yourself. Go to a size down if required (ie from 26×1.75 down to 26×1.5, or 35mm to 32mm if you’re running 700C wheels). In all cases, the tool mates with splines on the inside of the screwed-in cup. (This should keep all anchor bolt pieces with the brake or derailleur). You can either remove the bottom bracket or as I did the bottle cage screw and fill the seat post with straight ammonia. having Screamer's bike … Additionally, the bearings themselves are sealed in a large cartridge around the spindle; hence this type of bottom bracket's name. Like side pull brakes, these have a long bolt that runs through the fork (in front) or a mounting bar between the seat stays (in back). Zip-tie together the clips and put them in the appropriate storage bin. An expert at your local bike shop can do it, but so can you. For my paint, I used a Rustoleum primer to paint my bike with. Screw the handle into the drum. If I was going to have it painted I'd strip the paint and spray paint it. Using a twine or packaging tape, tie the derailer to the frame. Pedals are threaded into the ends of the cranks. This includes any cables to be recycled. Take your time and make sure that you have not cross-threaded the drum; it is easy to do this and then strip the crank's threads. In this case, the bottom bracket goes in the metal recycling. You may deflate both the tires if necessary. The headset refers to the various rings, cups and races that hold the fork to the frame. Does the bike have unique components that should stay together and with the frame? I was worried about the headset and bottom bracket installation, but you made it look not too bad in your pictures. Note that the bosses are threaded inside. Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc or its affiliates. Once the crank is forced loose, it can be slid off. ), Check all of the ball-bearing races for pitting. Most donated bikes have cotterless cranks. The modern and most common frame design for an upright bicycle is based on the safety bicycle, and consists of two triangles: a main triangle and a paired rear triangle.This is known as the diamond frame. : The first thing yer going to need to do is have a bike that you want to try this project with. If the hub is a particularly nice one, consider cutting the spokes and saving the hub. Take the spindle bolts off the ends of the spindle. Remove the seatpost, then stick a rag as far down into the seat tube as possible. Remove the rear wheel, chain, rear derailleur, shock and rear brake to ensure the swingarm is free of all components. The key is time. When it starts to slow down pour another 100ml in Continue this so that the liquid is in the bike tube for about 1 hour. For best results, the cellophane should be pulled at an acute angle parallel to the frame tube. The bike rack usually has four tiny screws, so be careful not to lose any one of them. While it's great to have the latest and greatest tech, an 'old' bike isn't necessarily a bad one. Step 3: Frame Dip a clean, soft sponge into your second (fresh) bucket. Unscrew the "inside" nuts, i.e., those on the "back" of the brake bolt. Step 2 – Disassemble the pedals by shifting the bike chain onto the smallest ring. If the bars have tape on them, remove it. Are the nipples in good shape (i.e., not stripped or excessively corroded)? It broke loose luckily before the seat tube bent. Failure may also be the result of a crash, causing the tubing joints to yield and begin failing. Also throw away grips unless they are in. Seatpost. Leave the pieces for a while now, just to let the frame and forks totally dry. I let it hang for 2 days. I then laid the bike on its' side and put a 36" pipe wrench on the seat post and cranked. Perhaps one day we will add some photos to make this more interesting and useful. Our goal here is to minimize the need for substitution and experiment by ensuring that the components that we strip off bikes remain complete. Unscrew and slide off any brake or shifter levers on the bike. This yoke and cable need to stay with the brake! (This is another very specialized tool that you should ask for help with if you have never used it before. Either way, after drilling the holes, deburr the edges with a small round file or a sharp knife. The bicycle frame tubing and joints may in some cases fail or break. (If the frame had a tag on it before you started stripping, just update that tag with the date and note that it was stripped then.) The first step in preparation is to strip a frame of all components -- already done for this frame before I brazed it together. How to clean your bike: step by step guide 1. Because they use separate arms, a complete front-and-rear set of V-brakes will have four pieces. When compatible parts are not readily available though, or when it is not obvious which parts are compatible, you get stuck substituting and experimenting. Use a mallet and the headset cup removing tool to pop the headset cups out of the head tube. These should be removed with the cotter-pin press, which looks like a heavy-duty, modified C-clamp (It lives in the red drawers beneath the main tool cabinet). Are the side walls failing? Remove the wheels from the bike. Press and hold the MODE button on the display remote for about 2 seconds until the LCD display turns off. Write that on the tag as well. These instructions are here only for those cases where we want to remove the headset before recycling a frame. Zip-tie all four pieces of the brakes together and put them in the bin. Use an appropriately-sized headset wrench to unscrew the lock ring on the top of the headset. The components that we strip go into the digging stream so that people can use them to build up other bikes. (This will help the person who uses the component how the cable is removed and inserted correctly into their part). Of course, you cannot fit an entire mountain bike inside a small box unless you dismantle every part. See the section on brakes for more information. The space in which to fit a wrench is narrow, so a specialized pedal wrench exists. There are two methods of connecting handlebars to stems: Stems should be placed in the appropriate bins. The “stuff” I mentioned are resins or any fillers they use. Multiply the number of inches by 2.54 to find the length in centimeters. If you have already removed the cables, housing and wheels then removing the brakes is simple. The crank puller has a cylindrical drum into which the handle screws. The exception is on the various types of taped handlebars (drop bars, mustache bars, longhorn bars and butterfly bars) where sections of the cable housing may run underneath the handlebar tape. Mudguard clearances at the front … As you tighten it, you will force the crank off of the tapered end of the spindle. If there is any sign of non-trivial scratching or pitting in the races, then recycle them. Wipe the races clean of grease and grime and look for scratches or pits in the shiny area where the bearings turn. Multiply this by 2.54, which 56.5 cm. You can probably use a small wire brush to get the rust out of the frame and for the future use JP Weigle Frame Saver spray. Turn the battery off one of two ways: turn the key to the "OFF, Locked" position to keep it locked to the frame or press and turn the key to the "OFF, Unlocked" position and … Otherwise, put it in the freewheel-and-cassette bin with its cousins. Clamp down the arms on the frame of the bike to secure it in place. It is better to prepare everything at hand so you can finish the job at once. On it, write the date that you stripped the frame. Open that lever to create slack in the brake cables. Remove each bolt with an 8-mm hex wrench or 14-mm socket wrench, grease and retighten. Do one coat of this all over the frame. Does the axle feel wobbly or loose in the hub? Make sure a raw finish is what your after, because it's a lot easier to remove paint than it is to apply it! Because they use separate arms, a complete front-and-rear set of cantilever brakes will have four pieces (plus the yoke cables). 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