This is my first experience with an older bike in need of care, so far it is going ok, but two things are really sticking out as a problem and I am totally stuck.
First issue: Front brakes slacken when brake lever is pulled.
- I tighten the brake arms and make sure its all ok, but if any great pressure is applied to the front brake the wire slips through the bolt and the arms move away from the wheel again, the brake cable looks a bit old but I have got a feeling its mostly the bolt. Is it possible to find this part on its own or do I need to replace the whole front brake?
Second issue: Handlebar is too low and the allen key bolt to loosen them is worn smooth.
- Kind of self explanatory, but the allen key bolt is firmly stuck, when I tried to undo it, the allen key caught for a while then suddenly span around, I noticed after this that the bolt is pretty much smooth, does anybody have any ideas of how to get the handlebars up?