Hello bicycle lovers! I just finished the Fuji restoration a few hours ago. I am totally spent. Will be test riding the Fuji tomorrow (4th of July) I will update blog then. Happy Holiday! Ride Safe and Remember to RESCUE, RESTORE & RECYCLE
UPDATE: Happy 4th of July! I test rode the Fuji today. I found a couple of things that need attention. First the front derailleur shifter was a wee bit loose. Second The chain or the jockey wheels on the rear derailleur are chirping like a flock of finches. Also the rear wheel is a little out of alignment. First I will loosen the rear wheel and square it up or align it. Second I will remove the the jockey wheels (again) and put a wee bit of bicycle grease on the little bushing and in the cups. If that does not cure the problem I will scrap the chain. Which is probably what I should have done in the first place. Seems like when ever I don`t go with my first instinct I always regret it latter. I had to clean the chain with "brake cleaner" (off the bike) it was so bad.I knew I should have tossed it. Oh well, So it goes. The upside to the chirping problem is, everyone (except those with head-phones) could hear me coming on the bike trail today. No need to announce "Passing on Your Left". While I`m thinking about it. If you are one of those people who like to walk or roller blade the trail with head-phones on. PLEASE! keep to the right! because your not going to hear the "ding ding" or the "Passing on your Left" Got That! Ok, I`m done bitching about that. (for now) ltms. Ride Safe and remember to always RESCUE, RESTORE & RECYCLE"
UPDATE:It was the chain. I replaced it with a new one. Also remounted the wheel nice and straight. And tightened up the shift levers a little bit. Also removed the jockey wheels (see diagram) and greased them lightly. This thing is real quiet now and sooo smooth. And I love the fit. It`s gotta be the most comfortable "road bike" I have ever ridden. God I hope nobody buys it! Maybe I should raise the price a bit?