Blasted cold weather keeping me out of the batcave
Still, i have managed a few things in the kitchen. The LBS thought that the head bearings would be OK as caged units, but they were wrong. Needed to go back and get loose balls (Fna fna) before the head bearings felt right. The races were put into the fridge for half an hour, and then fitted, without to much hassle or beating, just dropped in really.
Tyres are Mitchlin World Tour, from evilbay.
The mudguards stand a little proud, but i think they look OK. Thank to RBer SantaHul for a good deal on these.
Pics of the brakes, Weinmann 730 side pull, with quick release cams. Never seen another pair like these.
Next jobs....handlebar tape, and collect a medium chain wheel from a fellow RBer in Hove tonight, then we can fit the drive train. The original was 46t pressed to the pedal arm. I bought a similar one from evlbay, bt it is so poor i won't fit it. A fellow RBer (thanks Rich 34) gifted me a Nervar crankset 42/52, but they have an odd BCD. I am only fitting a single chain wheel, and 42 is too small, 52 is too big. Hurin76 is supplying a 49t which i hope will be a good compramise.
Just need some advice on laquering the decals now, and some sun.........