Hi Skilled - I do not recommend using locktite.
Use the correct tool to tighten the lockring on the adjustable (left) cup - (If that is indeed the one that is giving you trouble), otherwise tighten that pesky French fixed cup with right-hand-threads using the tool Sheldon recommended
. -Otherwise there is a good chance you won't get it tight enough.
If your crank is too far outboard it will case all sorts of issues. You need to have the right size spindle. If your replacement crank is square taper Japanese, it ought to take a JIS tapered bb spindle as well. (The DT decal tells me your bike is a 71-74 issue, which would have had a cottered steel crankset.)
The Shimano 600 DR's are reputed to be good, but if I am not mistaken, the Shimano XT Front DR is a MTB DR - Inappropriate for this bike. -Personally I would look for a matching road DR for it.
In order to realize any money on this bike you have to correct a few things - Mismatched, kinked brake housings stand out, as do the mismatched tires, and if the tires are not new, then you need to replace them both. Kenda makes good 27" tires and can be had very ecomomically.
Beyond what I've already mentioned, I suspect the bike needs a good going over - all new cables, grease and new bearings in the hubs and bb and headset.
-If all of these issues are addressed, you would probably be looking at $150-200, given the relatively good paint and original saddle.
- As is, you would realize as much profit from selling the saddle alone, as for the entire bike.
That said, the UO8's are nice rides and aesthetically pleasing bikes, so I think it's worth the effort to fix it up.
Last edited by auchencrow; 01-20-11 at 07:02 PM.