So.. I picked up a Bike in rather a sorry state
, but that I thought had hidden potential.. When it was dropped off to me, it was in slightly worse condition than I had anticipated, but hey, just meant the Resto Work would take a bit longer
Started with a disassembly, one that I believe had never happened before; certainly some of the parts had been on the frame since it was assembled in 1989/1990.. Gunge, Grit and Twenty Year Old Grease..
The Rear Derailleur
This was something else, I have never seen a Jockey Wheel so worn
The spring was slow to return the hanger to its sitting position, the quadrangle linkage was sluggish and the finish was dull.. Anyways, I warned my Knuckles they'd be in for a rough ride as I opened the Can o' Worms that is a Mech Disassembly..
However, there are very few things as rewarding as returning to a State of Former Glory