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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:16 pm 
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i was at my father in laws house at the weekend and on a short tour of his garage - i spotted a very dirt Specialized mountain bike. He was getting rid so i took it without hesitation.

Needless to say i have already stripped and cleaned and spent hours reading about they bike and think i have now worked out it is a 1991 model with Dia Compe brakes and Suntour Group set.

Bike still has original tyres and hasn't had much use. Bike is now fully stripped and cleaned ready for a rebuild. I think i have worked out what the bottom bracket is but am not sure how big i can go on replacement tyres. I am also looking at replacing cable housing but there doesn't seem to be a lot of information on this - as a result i will likely replace capable but don't know what would be compatible!?

I am trying to upload photos but i keep going over the size limit! Does anyone know away round this?

All help appreciated and i will of course share my experiences.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:26 pm 
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welcome. the photo thing is a pain. try using an app such as image size.

oh, and abandon hope, the bug has bitten.......


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 Post subject: New Old Specialized
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:44 pm 
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May have worked it out!! Few before and one after the frame was cleaned - courtesy of my son who also has the bug!


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:32 pm 
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Some more work down. chainset, seat and derailleur dismantled cleaned and rebuilt.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:00 pm 
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Good work! Shaping up very nicely. A good bit of unpaid child labour helping to get the job done quickly is it? :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:08 am 
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He loves it! Although not much help on the fiddly bits.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:37 pm 
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CWLA1979 wrote:
He loves it! Although not much help on the fiddly bits.

The first pic looks like a giant rear mech in his hands.. :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:02 pm 
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CWLA1979 wrote:
He loves it! Although not much help on the fiddly bits.

Yeah. I'm not keen on the fiddly bits either! :D


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:49 am 
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Currenltly worknig on the wheels - the aluminium rims have come up really nice but i am struggling with the steel spokes. I have tried:

Elbow grease
Wire wool
Autosol
WD40 Degreaser
Copper brush
More elbow grease

Although looking better there are still a fair few blemishes.

Anyone got any tips? It feels like the last major job prior to the re-construction.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:59 pm 
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I use fine 'wire wool' dipped in WD40 + elbow grease but cleaning spokes is one of those tricky jobs I'm not keen on at all.


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