I am almost finished my Rapide rebuild -
and have had to tinker with a few bits today - new gear cable outer as the original had been shortened and one i received from a generous RBer (thanks Dan) was a little short - it is the small things that seem to cause the worst delays.
I used degreaser which i bought from Halfords in an aerosol tin and it worked really well but i was wondering which degreaser would be the best for bathing bits in? Spraying enough to bathe bits seems excessive and expensive. I have read about some form of citric/citrus degreaser which is eco-friendly and i wondered if anyone has used this type before. I can't see how it is eco-friendly as it would contain the non eco-friendly bits once it has been used but i will not worry about that!
Also, i have noticed an odd noise from the freewheel - this is difficult to explain - as the wheel rotates in freewheel mode i hear the normal 'clicking' sound but it is not a constant sound - it comes and goes, loud then quiet. I degreased the freewheel and washed it out during the build, i then placed a substantial amount of light oil in the gap inside it and rotated it with the wheel horizontal to allow it to spread. Have i missed something? It does not annoy me and i presume it would not be that noticeable when the bike is ridden but my concern is that something is not lubricated etc and i would like to avoid any damage being caused.
Any ideas or should i leave it alone?
Thanks all from a cold, sleety Norn Iron,