Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Rochester, NY
Bikes: 1962 Carlton Franco-Suisse Custom, 1990 Trek 930 singletrack, 1982 Trek 412, 1993 Trek 2200 Composite,1973 Raleigh Gran Sport, 1973 Raleigh Super Course, 1974 Raleigh Grand Prix Porteur, 1975 Raleigh Sports,1984 Schwinn World Sport,
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just picked up a 98 trek multitrack
i used to have a 97 and i loved this bike, in my ignorant youth i sold it to my brother for pennies, thinking i made a fortune.. ive been kicking myself ever since
fast forward, i found this heap at my local coop.. was in pretty rough shape, tires disintigrated, chain was broken and seized, had to cut it off. front derailleur was shot, luckily i had a new replacement, , every peice of steel on the thing was rusted.it looks like it was stored in a waterfall. at least the rims and frame were aluminum,
anyway ive cleaned it up and after re-cabling, lube/greese, brake pads i made it rideable, new tires are on the way, my question is the alloy rims are oxidized pretty badly, and every time i brake i get a grinding sensation... ive looked over the brake pads and they look ok, the rim looks like it needs to be polished or buffed, should they be replaced or can i save them??
sorry no pics, i know its a cardinal sin..but its not much to look at really...