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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:19 am 
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Did the old rusty bolt have had a "locating tooth" ? I see the new Campag one has visible "knurling" to lock it in place.


Yes, the old one had a locating tooth. If the capagnolo somehow doesn't fit I also have in my parts box a new one with the same locating tooth. No problems there.

This morning I tried to remove the stem again. Found a long metal rod. Put it into the steerer against the stem. Did a couple of hammer blows but it didn't budge. Then I put the front wheel, handlebars back on and turned the bike back on its wheels. Front wheel locked between the legs and applied force to the handlebars in a twisting motion and still nothing... :(

I'm getting my saw out! :lol:


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The serial indicates 1986. The Athena is later, so maybe it came on after a refinishing one could think. The graphic style on your bike was issued around the time your frame is from, so that doesn't give a real clue. I am still puzzled by that cable routing however. I looks like it is internal is it?


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The routing goes under the top tube on the left side.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:32 pm 
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Here's a close up:
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This morning I finally decided to cut the stem. The fork is out and I started cleaning the headset. Lost of solid old grease here.

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The steerer seems in good condition.
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Bottle cage bolts are out for a clean but maybe I'll just get new ones.
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The old chain is out too as it was already too stretched.


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Really looking forward to see this one complete, good job so far.


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This one is going to the recycle bin
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I'm thinking of getting some caustic soda to get me rid of this.
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Maybe cut it shorter first but as I never done it before I'm getting some second thoughts. Will it "eat" the steerer paint along with the aluminum? Can I leave the caustic soda with the forks in a plastic bottle or will it "eat" the plastic too? Afterwards what should I do the remaining solution? Flush it down the toilet? Doesn't seem very environment friendly...


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I think similar has been covered on BikeForums C&V several times. I would take a look overthere.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:49 pm 
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Elev12k wrote:
I think similar has been covered on BikeForums C&V several times.


C&V???

Is this it? http://www.bikeforums.net/forumdisplay. ... mp-Vintage

Never new about that forum I'll go and take a look around. Thanks!


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