So this is what we start with:
I like these they are quite aero, nice looking section, double walled and pretty light, VERY light for their vintage
Really don't want to ruin them!
Wheels strip bath:
I did a test on a seat clamp before doing anything important!
Note shallow bath at this point, I was proceding cautiously
Wheels rinse bath:
Also of note here are the red bucket (filled to the brim with fresh water in case of splashes etc)
And check out my stirring stick! I couldn't find a bloody stick so had to make one!
Each section of rim took 10-15 mins depending on ambient temperature, took longer when it was colder
So the whole strip of two wheels doing about a 3 spoke hole section at a time, took a long time, about 5 hours actually
Which was good 'cos it's christmas day and I'm supposed to be Christmas stuff or I'll get in trouble
While waiting for dinner I switched the short cage rear maech for the long cage on one my CDales and rebuilt that rear mech
Then I ate dinner:
Took a leaf out of MCsanandreas' book - and cleaned a Zaskar, not quite to mirror polish though
I know the seat post is on 'backwards' it's actually a bit knackered and won't adjust up the other way around, so I worked around the issue with back and forth adjustmend of the saddle...
Cleaned up an 11/28 freewheel:
I'm actually gonna use this bike and a don't want it to pedal out (you know, when the bike is running so fast that your cadence isn't enough to put any more speed on?) Hence 50t front and 11t rear, also I live on a mountain so the tiny 24t granny ring will probably get used!
Also took a leaf out of MCsanandreas' book and used wirewool (supermarket style) as a stage before getting out the Autosol on a rag
I doped my Brillo with a solution of T-Cut and Autosol to really get things going
I already used the Autosol then onto T-Cut stages but I usually use wet and dry
But a HUGE advantage of this Brillo stuff, is it can cope with curves, rough edges and weird shapes angles in a way wet and dry just utterly fails upon
Gonna be really handy when I do the frame around tube junctions/welds and other nooks and crannies
- Gonna need a credits section at the end:-)
What the hell did Rigida do those logos with?
wheels done detail:
_________________'89 Specialized Stumpjumper Team
- '8? Klein Mountain Klein (WiP) - '89 Puegeot Scorpion 531 - '90 Look Mi80 - '91 Britsh Eagle something or other XT
- '92 Specilaized Hardrock - '93 Saracen Race Elite
- '93 Specialized Stumpjumper (stolen!) - '94 GT Zaskar LE Frame sold on RB - '95 Univega Alpina 508 XT - '97 Cannonadale Super V 1000 Freeride - '97 Cannondale M900