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Does anyone know where I can download a copy of the 2007 Madone Assembly Guide? I am planning to tear down my bike and clean, oil, re-toque everything but don't have all the toque ratings.

I guess could go to my LBS and ask for a hard copy but I prefer soft copies

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LBS not much help

I emailed my LBS, here is the response and this part is scary "We here do not know the specifics"

I called Trek yesterday to find out what they had to say about specs, they ask that customers do not take apart their own bikes but rather have your shop do it. They said the specs are not available to the public. I am sure that with a little searching on google you can come up with them. We here do not know the specifics but since we work on these bikes all the time we know how tight everything needs to be based on feel. I know this does not help but wanted you to know that I have not been ignoring the email.
 

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I am wondering what you are taking off the frame itself that needs to be retorqued. I would assume each individual part (stem, handlebars, seat post, bottom bracket) each have their own individual specs and torque recommendations from their respective manufacturer. For example Shimano has it's own torque recommendations for the bottom bracket not Trek. I guess it does change things since Trek makes most of the components owning Bontrager. Nevarmind.
 

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Really no need to tear everything down...it's a carbon bike, sealed bearings. Not much to tear down. You can just give the drive-line a good cleaning. Pull off the cassette, chain, chainrings. Clean them up and put them back on. Pull off the wheels, true them. Replace the rim tape. Replace the tires if necessary, install new bar tape and you are set.

The only Bontrager components are the bars, stem, seatpost and wheels. No need to pull anything off. Unless you are replacing something.
 

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The guidelines on Park tool's website are probably better than most shops could give you. I'll even wager that many wrenches will use that same site to double check (if they even do that) any information they need. And when was the last time you saw a torque wrench in a shop? I sure haven't...
 

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Trek sent me a 2008 New Madone Assembly tips

I emailed Trek and they send me a 2008 New Madone Assembly tips. This is a great guide and has assembly diagrams, pics, useful tips and how to's. It doesn't look like I can attach it to the forum.

Here is a sample of what kind of info is in the guide
To remove the bottom bracket bearings
The 2008 Madone bottom bracket bearing system is
designed to be a slip fit. However, after the first installation
some bearings might be tight. If the bearings do
not easily come out by hand, you may use the following
method to remove them.
1. Slide the crank axle into the bearing so that
the bearing is over the non-drive side of the
axle, about 1 inch (25 mm) from the non-drive
end.
2. Gently rock the axle while you pull the axle
out.
Inspecting the bottom bracket
Every 3 months check the bottom bracket adjustment.
To check the bottom bracket bearing adjustment
1. Lift the chain from the chainrings.
2. Rotate the crank so that one of the arms is parallel to the seat tube.
3. Put one hand on the crank arm and one hand on the seat tube, and attempt to
move the crank arm laterally toward and away from the seat tube.
4. Spin the cranks.
If the crank feels or sounds loose, or if the motion stops abruptly or you hear a grinding noise
coming from the bearings, readjust the bearings or take the bike to your Trek dealer.
 
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