So I've been cleaning my pops 1980's Schwinn 12-speed racer and I've come across a few problems. First, I took off the front wheel last week and cleaned all the dirt, grease and grime off the spokes and hub. Cleaning the spokes and hub took in excess of 3 hours. I used some CLR stuff sprayed on a rag and rubbed it on each and every spoke. That's 32 spokes btw. But anyway, I was very pleased with the results when I finished but I realized that I'd eventually get around to doing the rear wheel but I want a quicker way. Are there any household products that I can use to soak the wheel in and speed up the process?
Second, when I put the wheel back together, I took out all the bearings, cleaned and regreased them. When I put the wheel back on, I noticed that it was VERY out of true. I didn't adjust any of the spokes when I cleaned it but I went ahead and tried to true it. I noticed about a minute into truing it that the true-ness of the wheel varied with speed of the wheel and went more out of true the faster it went and at a certain speed, was nearly perfect true. As it slowed down, it went way out of whack again. I think I adjusted the hubs wrong when I put it back together. Is that all I need to fix? Or is it something else?
That's all I have for now but given the age of this bike, I'll either give it to an LBS or take the cleaning processes very slowly and carefully.
Thanks in advance,