Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Parker, CO
Bikes: SS Surly Crosscheck; '91 Cannondale 3.0
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New old bike overhaul q's.
So, I traded for a Cannondale 3.0 from '91. It has Suntour GPX all over. I don't think the previous owner ever did anything to it, and amazingly the shifting is 105 crisp. I know pretty standard stuff, like getting a new chain, is in order, but I want to get everything back to tip top.
One more note: the BB seems to have a very little amount of play in it. Maybe 1 mm or so, but you can definitely see it. Is this bad and how do I fix it? Or should I just get a new BB.
As for the derailleurs, how can I maintenance them? When I pedal, there is a sort of grumbling noise that seems to eminate from the pulleys on the rear guy. Is there a pulley overhaul I can do?
Hubs. The hubs seem good, but I want them to be perfect...is there a way to open up a hub for a regrease and a repack?
The headset seems fine, but I'm thinking I should open 'er up and repack with grease there, too.
Rims are true and round, and I think they can remain untouched.
Are new cables worth it if the old ones work? Also, surprisingly the brakes work incredibly well and have new pads. However, they are GPX cantilever and if there's something I can do to keep them tip top what is it?
It has been a really long time since I did any of this, and all advice and details are appreciated. For instance, is there a too tight on a threadless headset? If I need to repack the BB what tool would I get? Would I need to remove the cranks, too?
Oh yeah, and if I decide it's too much to do myself, how much would a shop charge just to give it the quick overview like I'm talking about (repack and regrease)? Chain included but not cables?