Originally Posted by bobn
Any ideas? Can I drop a long tube down the seat tube and pump in some light weight lube or gear oil that way? I really don't want to mess this bike up
Yes. This is all I do with my 3 spd. I tried getting the cotters out with every imaginable method (OK, no welder torch or drill out) but hammering and clamping didn't work.
You can use a tube, but since the seat tube is hollow, I just stick the end of an oil can in there, pull the plunger three times and it works fine.
Pump oil in until oil just starts to come out of the bottom bracket between the spindle and the cup.
Il faut de l'audace, encore de l'audace, toujours de l'audace
1980 3Rensho-- 1975 Raleigh Sprite 3spd
1990s Raleigh M20 MTB--2007 Windsor Hour (track)
1988 Ducati 750 F1