Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Spokane, WA
Bikes: Specialized Sequoia Elite/Motobecane Fantom Cross Team Ti/'85 Trek 520
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Well I think I kinda got a little screwed on the deal but I felt bad because the seller drove 35 miles each way to meet me so I bought the bikes. I didn't look close enough and the rear derailleur is a frozen mess. Not the parallelogram but the spring thingy that attaches to the hanger. that is frozen and the hex appears to be stripped out somewhat. Ugh.
And the front brake assembly is rather bent.
I tore the rest of the bike down as far as I could for now. I took the brakes off, the handlebars off, the seat out (yay, not frozen, aluminum to steel, was worried), the cogs off the crank, the chain, the front derailleur. At this point, I'm going to remove the cranks (service the bottom bracket) and somehow get the rear derailleur off. Then I can do a massive cleaning on the frame and fork. I will just clean it up as nice as I could and then wax it and hopefully it will look nice.
Then I can clean up the crank, the cogs, the rear brakes, the chain, the front derailleur, the seatpost, etc. Once I get all that done, I will start to reassemble.
Oh well, not the end of the world and I will save one more bike from being dumped.