After my nice Strida bike was stolen from the back of my car in December, I got a replacement on Ebay. Sometimes you can strike it lucky with Stridas and get an old one very cheaply; this one cost me £80, with another £20 to get it delivered. Still, it's a Strida. And a v manky one when it arrived, having evidently been lying around for a long long time....
All the bearings were gunked up, so a complete strip down was needed.
|out you come, you little bearings|
|a quick wash in penetrating oil and a scrub with a toothbrush. Shiny shiny|
|this is the clip that holds the wheels together when you fold the bike up.|
You've got to take it off to remove the wheel
|the hub brake is then revealed|
|free up the brake pads, sandpaper the braking surfaces...|
|a bearing cup|
|back together again|
|and ready to go!|