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Forum Topic: My Experience with Re-Anodizing Musser Vibe Bars

I thought it may be helpful to share my experience with anodizing/re-anodizing Muster vibe bars.  This is a small sample based on unscientific experience of two sets of bars, and a total of three trips to two different anodizers.  I’d sure think long and hard about taking this on myself again.  Take my advice comments at your own risk!  Also not all bars are anodized! Some are painted and/or have a clear coat on them.

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Forum Topic: Cheap fix for Musser Vibe Casters

If you have the screw/compression casters and your wheels are wobbly on your M55/M48 (it may work on others), it may be that the rubber inside that is worn out or soft. I got replacement 7/8" compression rubber and the spacers on Ebay and it made a big difference. Just be careful not to overtighten or you can crack the legs. Also, when you take out the old ones make sure you only loosen them enough to pull them out; don't screw them out all the way or the rubber and nut will be stuck up in the leg.

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Forum Topic: Squeaky Pedal Treatments?

Hi everyone!

I'm wondering if anyone has found any general at home solutions to helping squeaky pedals? I have a Musser M55 and am noticing a lot of pedal squeaks especially if my pedal is tilted to the side in any way. I am just looking to see if anyone has any advice on how to troubleshoot or help quiet this even a little bit.

I appreciate any ideas you may have!!

Morgan

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Forum Topic: Piper Musser - pedal disconnected

This week I've been playing a Piper Musser at one of the local community colleges, and a couple days ago the pedal fell complete off... with no apparent way to get it reattached. From what I know at this point, the bolt was cemented in, and we can't get the whole bolt out. What to do? I can upload photos of the problem area if anyone (maybe John Piper?) could advise us.

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Forum Topic: Vibes tuning in Canada?

Hey everybody,

I got an old set of Deagan keys I want to get tuned. I have used Gilberto in Chicago before, but am now in Montreal, and was wondering is anyone knows anyone in Canada who is capable. I just don't want to have to deal with USA customs, and extra shipping etc.... (I guess this is where I make some negative comment about Trump, but I just don't have the energy)

you can e-mail me direct with recommendations: mnomusic (at) mac (dot) com

thanks

Michael

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