Bike: Early 80s Raleigh Rapide
How bad does this cone look? You can see some small pitting in the center were the bearings run. I am overhauling this bike that I've had since high school. I'm trying to avoid investing too much into it but would like to get a few more years out of it. I bought several new parts including tires, cables, brake pads, grip tape etc. from two on-line bike retailers. Now, I see this pit in one of the cups don't really want to place another order. I called two bike shops and they didn't sound very confident they had these older parts in stock.
How against the "rules" would it be to go ahead and use this cone? How much life do you think I can expect to get out of it. (I'm no Lance Armstrong....my weekend biking usually is only in the 10-15 mile range.) Do you think it would last 3-5 years? I called two local bike shops and they were not very confident they had this part in stock on this old of a bike.
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Thanks for your opinion?