Saturday, February 20, 2010
The Sprint is coming along nicely
Here`s a sneak-peek at the new WTB Saddle and Cork Tape
Hello & Welcome, Things are really starting to come together as far as the little Sprint is concerned. It is actually farther along than the pics show now. I will try to take some new pics today. The rear wheel,pie-plate and free-wheel all cleaned-up amazingly well. As did the rear derailleur which I partially dis-assembled to get
the jockey-wheels spinning freely. I think the silver and gold pedals look great. If you look closely you will see some gold decals/graphics on the bike. I have also installed a new chain (removed 4 links)which is traveling around the gears and jockey wheels smoothly. Not shown, but the brake calipers are rebuilt and polished and re-mounted with new jag-wire shoes. I have cleaned up and mounted the front derailleur as well also the stem-mounted shifters. I also ran the cables (jag-wire)to the derailleurs and tuned the derailleurs. The (down-tube mounted) clamp-on chrome cable-guide cleaned up great. That really was a pleasant surprise, as it was very rusty. Thanks to the high quality work by the Shimano chrome department. I really need to get back at it, I`m hoping to have it finished tomorrow and maybe a short road test before the snow returns. So till next time RIDE SAFE and
remember to SHARE THE ROAD. And don`t throw it away! RESCUE - RESTORE & RECYCLE.