Gentlemen please - this is a bike forum - the only things to be discussed are based around the best rides you've had etc.
To the job in hand -
got it sorted, bb installed without any of the correct tools which can also be said of the headset - the cups went in the freezer then a bit, and I mean only a bit, of persuasion and in they went no drama's at all - no headset press or profanities - happy days indeed.
Only the crank-bolts to tighten (haven't got a sprocket with thin enough walls so LBS required) then the fine tuning and some photo's for the thread over on Readers Road Bikes and that's my first full restoration completed....oh and to change my signature....it's been emotional.
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 /