ok story so far, in the three breaks I have had today I have,
stripped, cleaned and regreased the headset, it wanst too bad it was dirty but the bearings and races were shiny again after a wipe no pitting.
stripped cleaned and regreased the dry sounding freewheel. when i say stripped, I left it mounted, undid the l/h thread locking ring which holds the body to the cogs. the bearings were shiny and free so i dolloped a bit of grease in and did it back up.
reversed the brake cables so I dont go over the bars when I ride it home. adjusted the toe in, the rear caliper lock nut was loose so i adjusted them both to give the correct return.
fitted some pedals.
put 80 psi in the michelin tyres, no splits or cracks.
tried the seatpost and stem.....both moved freely although there was a fair amount of surface corrosion on the seatpost so I greased it until I can get some wet and dry on it.
I will ride it home, give it a good wash and degrease and take the 'racing' numbers off.
contemplating stripping the bb but I dont really want to disturb the cranks if I can help it.
then I will take some decent pictures.
1998 GT lts.1990 fisher montare/procaliber tribute.
1984 raleigh record sprint and the full set of Pacific Blue on dvd.