by Jeff on March 6, 2013
So I spent an afternoon working on the Madison, taking all the parts off and getting down to a bare frameset. In a case like this where rust is rampant, the biggest concern is seized parts, with bottom brackets, stems, and seatposts being the primary targets.
As a side note, I recommend anyone purchasing a used bicycle to make sure that the seatpost and stem (if quill style) move freely before purchasing.
To my amazement, the only trouble I had was getting the completely seized rear wheel out of the dropout and my inability to remove the driveside pedal from the crank arm.
Now that the frame was bare, I could really get a look at the rust damage.