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03-05-20, 04:41 PM
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Posted By Kapurnicus

Thanks. Why are the gears not evenly spaced like...

Thanks. Why are the gears not evenly spaced like my old one? What possible benefit could they have? And some of the cogs are more shaped like shark fins than the square heads of my old one....
03-04-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,003
Posted By Kapurnicus

Still slowly working on this. did I order...

Still slowly working on this.

did I order the wrong freewheel? Didn’t know how that worked. Just got a Shimano 6 speed With the same tooth count as mine, but this one has different spacing between...
02-22-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,003
Posted By Kapurnicus

Front wheel ...

Front wheel

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Feels gravely also...
02-22-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,003
Posted By Kapurnicus

It is a freewheel, I drunkenly got the video...

It is a freewheel, I drunkenly got the video wrong. So FR-1 is really the only option. Iím working on the bearings of the front wheel now, got a set of cone wrenches. Iíll post some pictures when Iím...
02-18-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,003
Posted By Kapurnicus

thanks for the advice. it ended up being a...

thanks for the advice. it ended up being a cassette (based on the park tools site, I didnít know the difference). So I think it uses the FR-5.2 from Park tools based on their images.

I didnít see...
02-17-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 68
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Posted By Kapurnicus

Definitely decided on the powder coating. So much...

Definitely decided on the powder coating. So much more durable than paint.

Got the pedals done. The gravely one actually spins now! Used waterproof marine bearing grease, says its good for trailer...
02-14-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,003
Posted By Kapurnicus

Get your own thread! :P Having no bike experience...

Get your own thread! :P Having no bike experience other than this, The strong frame has been good with a lot of weight (had pannier bags at one point) and still felt fast. I've never been on a race...
02-14-20, 12:08 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,003
Posted By Kapurnicus

One round of wire brush (manual, not dremel) and...

One round of wire brush (manual, not dremel) and some dish detergent gave me hope. Races are smooth enough. A lot of the corrosion was surface level. Iíd like to get them cleaner, but I think theyíll...
02-13-20, 11:43 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,003
Posted By Kapurnicus

ďGravelyĒ was an understatement. Hasnít been...

ďGravelyĒ was an understatement. Hasnít been grease in here in a while. 13 balls per side. A dust cap that didnít want to come off. Quite a bit of wire brushing ahead. Not sure the outside (cone...
02-13-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,003
Posted By Kapurnicus

Wow. That is a beautiful bike. Thatís nearly what...

Wow. That is a beautiful bike. Thatís nearly what this one looked like long ago (head tube was blue too, instead of silver).

Iím not sure what size is the right size. Iíve ridden this one pretty...
02-12-20, 09:37 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,003
Posted By Kapurnicus

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Little bit of rust. ...
02-12-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,003
Posted By Kapurnicus

Oh, thatís 10! I think cleaning would go a long...

Oh, thatís 10! I think cleaning would go a long way.

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02-12-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,003
Posted By Kapurnicus

You seem very concerned about money.

You seem very concerned about money.
02-12-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,003
Posted By Kapurnicus

Thanks, thatís exactly the type of help Iím...

Thanks, thatís exactly the type of help Iím looking for right now. I took a bunch of pictures, that Iíll post when I get to the limit. Most of the problems just seem like it needs a really good...
02-12-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,003
Posted By Kapurnicus

Thanks for the suggestions. Looks like the only...

Thanks for the suggestions. Looks like the only shift housing needed is the few inches from the chainstay to the derailer. Brake housing is a little more extensive. I guess this is where I get to be...
02-12-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,003
Posted By Kapurnicus

I get your point. I may just make it pretty...

I get your point.

I may just make it pretty and hang it on the wall (although, currently, I do intend to ride it). Sometimes I just like to do things. The value I get out of learning something new...
02-12-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,003
Posted By Kapurnicus

Very fair. I have the money to go to the local...

Very fair. I have the money to go to the local bike store and buy something new and nice and just chuck this and not worry about it. I actually found a 1986 that was almost identical in good shape on...
02-12-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,003
Posted By Kapurnicus

I like this. While it's apart, I might as well do...

I like this. While it's apart, I might as well do whatever I can to get back to new.

I'll take your advice on the BB bearings, it seems likely that due to the age and condition, a sealed bearing...
02-12-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,003
Posted By Kapurnicus

This is excellent advice. Something I did not do...

This is excellent advice. Something I did not do the first time, but have gotten much better at in later projects. Documentation is boring, but seems to be the key to taking pretty much anything...
02-12-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,003
Posted By Kapurnicus

Thanks! There was a cool "heavy needle and long...

Thanks! There was a cool "heavy needle and long thread" idea that I liked. Turn the frame sideways and let gravity guide it. I guess its not as impossible as it looks through that little hole.

Is...
02-12-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,003
Posted By Kapurnicus

Alright! Step 1 accomplished. That is finding a...

Alright! Step 1 accomplished. That is finding a place full of helpful people (an actual active forum). It seems from the responses that I've found just that. Thank you all. That was goal 1 for my 1am...
02-12-20, 03:03 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,003
Posted By Kapurnicus

1987 Trek 400D Elance paint and cleanup advice

My grandfather got this bike from goodwill in 2000 as a gift for me when I was 12. Itís been loved as long as I can remember. Itís been my only bike for 20 years and Iíve put well over 1,000 miles on...
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