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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:01 pm 
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Thanks Ian,

I better get my square ones on ebay or are you interested - they fit Wolber Alpine rims!


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:19 pm 
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Something I always do before assembling a bike is to stuff an oily rag down the seat tube, and use a broomstick or something to push it down to the bracket. Doing that a few times (hopefully) cleans out any detritus in there, and discourages corrosion. (Warning: Don't do this if you've got bottle cage bosses or suchlike in your seat tube, or pinned lugs!) If this idea appeals, do the steerer tube, too. You may want to try and get a coating of oil or something inside your downtube and chainstays via the bracket as well, before you start assembling.

I always start assembling with the bracket.. make sure the threads are clear and then grease them well.

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The frame is slightly dented here from the band being over tightened
Yours and 10,000 others..


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:41 pm 
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Torqueless,

Thanks for that - i have answered your post in the other thread.

PICS ADDED AFTER POLISHING - http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=228672&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=75

I plan to oil/grease everything and am equipped with my precision oiler (thanks Ian) for the hard to get bits.

No tyre suggestions??????


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:57 pm 
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TGR wrote:
No tyre suggestions??????


Bloody hell!

Two retro tyres which look good on bikes

Michelin Dynamic Classic 700 x 23 tanwall.
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=61961


Off ebay! Panaracer Pasela TG Tyre. 700 x 23 tanwall.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Panaracer-Pas ... 1430681811

Oh drilling an hole in the underside of the bottom bracket shell is done by many and stops water build up as it can drain out.


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