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    Beyond caring. . . goose's Avatar
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    (Twisted?) Question for those who restore...

    Everyone likes to talk about their successes, is anyone willing to share their biggest goof-up when restoring or just fixing-up an old bike? Just curious,
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    I was off by about six months when I told the guy that owns the Butchers bike when it would be ready.
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    On a recent restoration/upgrade, I brazed one of my water bottle mounts right where the new derailleur clamp is intalled. Doh, useless.

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    SLJ 6/8/65-5/2/07 Walter's Avatar
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    Probably the biggest reason I have a few boxes of extra parts, wheelsets, etc is buying the part for a restoration and then finding out it's wrong size, spacing, threading or something like that.

    When I add up the price of one of my vintage restorations I tend to delete these "accidental" expenditures but I've got more than a few $ of unusable parts in my garage.
    “Life is not one damned thing after another. Life is one damned thing over and over.”
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    I'm getting ready to make my first serious error. If this stupid stem doesn't come out pretty soon, it's gonna get ugly.
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    If it's rusted in there may be no salvation for it. I've had to cut stems and seatposts out with a hacksaw a time or two. Once you've disconnected the fork from head tube, you can often use a long punch to drive it out from the bottom.
    ljbike

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    Have you tried Kroil it's about as good a penetrating oil as I've found.
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    Thanks y'all. I soaked it down with some penetrating oil today. I'll let it set overnight (and most of tomorrow) and see what happens.

    Haven't tried Kroil yet, but I'll check into it.
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    well I just stripped the threads on my cottered cranks, does that count? Set me back a week for parts to come in.
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