The bike is a 1992 Specialized Sirrus Triple that I've owned since new. I've got a few issues I'd like to run by you guys. First of is some rust. It is on and around the lug at the seat / top tube junction, on the bottom bracket and on the rear dropouts. I pulled the post out and it doesn't look or feel like it is all the way through the wall of the tubing. The interesting thing is I have a friend who purchased an identical bike about 6 months later and his is pristine / no rust at all. Granted, his doesn't have the miles on it that mine does but I actually have doubts that any primer was ever applied to my bike. If my bike gets a chip, it rusts. If his has a similiar nick no rust. Oh well, on to my point, would repainting the bike be advised or should I let it go farther? If I did repaint it does anybody know where I could get replacement decals? I'd like to keep it original. Here are some photos:
Second problem: My rear wheel keeps going off center, I have the quick release as tight as I can humanly get it (I was almost sure it would break off when I closed it) but it keeps sliding off left. I recently had to replace a broken rear axle if that might have anything to do with it.
Third problem: There is a bird chirping sound coming out of the rear end / drive. I've adjusted and adjusted but can't get rid of it. What's the most likely culprit, chain, freewheel, deraileur or other?
Sorry for the long post, thanks in advance!