Saturday, March 6, 2010
Vista Mixtie Progress
Above: New Micro-adjust seat-post & polished reflector mount and cleaned up the reflector as well (It`s all in the details)
Above: Cleaned-polished stem-mount shifters, Changed the Steel stem to an alloy stem left-over from the Sportex build
Above: Front brake, broke-down, polished (Mothers Mag & Aluminum Polish) and re-assembled.
Above: Rear (Polygon) brake got the same "Mothers" treatment
Above; Left-over brake levers (Dia-Compe) from the Sportex build made for a big improvement over the generic (no markings) brake levers
Above: SunTour front derailleur all cleaned-up and re-mounted (Turtle-Wax Chrome-Polish/Rust Remover (also Brass brush and Q-tips)
Above: New Schwinn Comfort Saddle,very comfortable and very reasonable (about 17.00)
Above: Rear SunTour derailleur all cleaned-up(White-Lightning Clean-Streak)and re-mounted
Above: I still need to "true the wheels" and clean-up and re-grease axles and bearings. Then I can start routing cables and mount the brake shoes, tires, etc etc.
That gets us pretty much caught-up on the Vista Mixte Project.
I picked up an old Trek 560 road bike today.I paid too much for it. But I think when it is finished I will be ok with that. It would make no sense to restore it for re-sale, because I would never get enough to make it worth my while.But that`s all part of my evil plan..lol I`m tired of building bikes for myself and then selling them to finance the next one. This one I`ll have to keep. Because I`m too damn cheap to take a loss on it. We`ll see how this all works out. :) Till next time RIDE SAFE and remember to always RESCUE,RESTORE&RECYCLE Cheers,Hugh