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Above: Vista drive side. Notice the snow is gone, finally
Above: Vista left side, That kick-stand just has to go
Above: The coil-sprung saddle was the right choice for this bike
Above: The Polygon brakes were a pleasant surprise, very strong!
Above: The rear brake set-up is unique to the mixte frame bicycle.
(as far as I know)
Hello and Welcome, As you see the Vista "Carrera 7" is finished. The re-build went well for the most part. Other than when I accidently mounted the left side crank arm backwards. The cotered crank gave me a chance to refine my method for removing coter-pins a little bit. I am still using a c-clamp, but now a larger sturdier one.
It also has a groove on the flat clamp surface. That,if done carefully helps to hold the clamp in position when applying clamp pressure to the coter-pin. I`m thinking about drilling a little indentation (about 3/16) on the flat-surface of the clamp. If it works-out, I think it will hold the threaded end (pin) in place while tightening the clamp. As that is the end that wants to shift out of position when pressure is applied. I`m not sure I will be able to get the drill lined up properly.
I will probably have to use an off-set drill or a Dremel or something similar.
I ordered parts for the TREK. Only to get the dreaded "back-Ordered" e-mail. Seems they don`t have the tires I ordered. So I responded (via-e-mail) "If my order still qualifies for free shipping, go ahead and send it. If not cancel the order all together." I ordered everything at once to get the free shipping. I figure, it is not my fault they don`t have the tires. And it is still a fairly large order. So I`m thinking I should still get the free shipping. If not I`ll just have to start over at another on-line supplier.That reminds me, I have not heard back from the supplier.
So now I have no freak`n idea if they are sending the balance of the order or not.
Sometimes doing business on the net is a pain in the azz. But it sure is more affordable. I guess I`ll be a pain in their azz and send them another e-mail. GEEEEZE
If I seem like I`m in a crappy mood, I am. Just got back from the dentist and I`m de-frosting lol. Till next time RIDE SAFE and WEAR A HELMET (Nothing cool about Head-Trauma!) and PLEASE remember to always RESCUE,RESTORE&RECYCLE