What an absolute palava - not sure how you kept your sanity BITD if this was part of the day job! Lashings of grease was my solution to hold the balls in place (ooh er again) - brand new paint and poxy bloody grease all over it. Caged bearings seem the way forward - however, i'm keeping this as true to the original apart from the name on the frame, colour, virtually every other component
my impatience has got the better of me and I need to get this on the road as this barmy weather is custom made for 6 speeds and some serious cadence.
One other point - these 70's components - not brilliant to work on - the double bolts on the Nuovo Record seatpost - how inaccessible! However, this 70's stuff is beautifully made so i'll give credit on that score.
Lockring has been on as a token gesture to test - that's when I realised how much play there was. It was a couple of bearings sitting between the cup and the plastic sleeve. I'm fine tuning the adjustable cup and i'm close to having this palava ticked as done
Rick Powell 753 Track / Ribble Gran Fondo / Colnago Asso / 1975 Harry Quinn TT / 1990 Concorde Prelude / Vitus 992 / Keith Coppell Lo-Pro / 1986 KAS Vitus 979 / 1995 Mercian Strada Speciale / 2011 Raleigh GAC Militis 3 ex Graham Briggs / 1995 Ribble 7005 / 1986 Alan Super Record / 1985 MK1 Vitus 979 /
On the bench: Sirius 853 TT / Sun Solo Chrome / Ciocc Designer 84 / Giant TCR0 Pro Compact / Ribble 653 Tourer / Daccordi Lo-Pro / Look KG96 / Bottecchia Equipe / Look KG231 Credit Agricole / Contini Grand Prix / Aende Lo-Pro / TVT / Langdale 653 Pursuit /