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    Found a bike

    I was driving home today and a block from my house there was this bike on a curb. It appeared to be a quality bike, comparing to my K-mart Huffy, which I use for recreational purposes. It's a bit dusty and has some spiderwebs, however, nothing major. No rust on gears, the chain has some and a little dirty. What is the best way to clean it up? I am thinking after vacuuming and washing the bike, spraying the gears with WD40. The bike is Cadex ALM1, so I guess it's made of aluminum and therefore did not rust. Also, the tires have this valve that I never seen before, it begins as a normal size, however, then narrows down, so I am not able to fit my air compressor. Any suggestions guys?

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    Stolen and dumped ?

    The Cadex ALM1 is a model that was made by Giant in the 90's.

    You might need a presta valve adapter to pump the tire up.

    https://www.google.com/search?btnG=1&pws=0&q=presta+valve+adapter

    WD40 isn't a good lube.
    Last edited by cobba; 07-31-2013 at 09:55 PM.

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    Re: Found a bike

    Wd40? Lol and also it is NOT a lubricant

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    Well, I did ask for suggestions. I'm a noob at this, especially maintenance wise. This appears to be a solid bike and I would really like to bring it to top shape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobba View Post
    Stolen and dumped ?
    Doubt it, since it was in unrideable condition and probably neglected for years. Garbage pick up is this morning and the people brought up more stuff to throw out. I can't believe people still throw out good stuff. If I need to get rid of anything, I just post an ad on craigslist and it's gone within an hour.

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    See Basic Cleaning and Maintenance Guide | Mountain Bike Review for guidance on what to do. If you have specific problems, come back and let us know (and attach photos).

    Good luck!
    Ride to Work, Work to Live, Live to Ride
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