Discussion in 'Wheels, Wings, Mud, and Water' started by ecandle, Dec 21, 2009.
yep, on first ride I felt the cranks swing aside pushing it...
alot changed (although not visible first sight):
The-before-techie used brake-wire-guides for shifting. makes shifting anprecise and spongy. In addition the shifter itself needed a good cleaning and the rear derailleurs eyelet was bent...
Also the length of the wireguides were almost always way too long, except in one place, to rear derailleur it was way too short. Now shifter works easy, precise, with a clear click... and not like pushing thump into old bread.
brakes were sisassemled, cleaned and greased, but they have horizontal play on the canti-socket. I will check if new sockets would help, if not I have somewhere repair sets for shimano cantilever brakes, but not sure if contained new bushings. But where...i can't find them. Need to clean the place.
Frontwheel was in need of centering, but almost every 3rd nipple was bad and the tinned spokes were rotting. So: new spokes and nipples. The rim turned out as perfectly straight. Rea wheel same game, waiting for the shorter spokes needed.
That adapted ahead-shit I dumped and found an original stem. Bought a nice straight bar.. and that's wat it is now. All wireguides almost as long as needed, as short as possible. Thinking of silver seatpost....
Its a cool bike , I don't have a MTB I need to get one , I restored a Proflex once , it was really cool but had rotten reviews . I need to dig out the pics.
Your bike looks ready to roll ?
it's bought and fixed for a syrian student here... and it is now about ready to ride. I still had to shorten a seatpost for the new owner - he is about 175 an the bent seattube doesnt allow to lower it enuff...
I wanted to weigh it ... forgot. Next time I'm in basement! this is with the shorter seatpost and a bit too low seat - butdue to he is a bike-virgin I lowered it a bit. First time i see a mature guy not able to ride and has to learn.
Nice work, Phil!
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