real far gone
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Dark Hollow, Pennsylvania
Bikes: 77 Motobécane Grand Record, 73 Peugeot PR10, 73 Gitane Grand Tourisme, 72 Gitane Tour de France, 72 Peugeot PX-10, Raleigh retromod
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Bike is definately mid/late 70's.
brakes and derailleurs sticking, bad cables, no oil, poorly adjusted.
head bearings, front axle, bb spindle rough to turn.
freewheel totally dry and with fragments of dead shim in races, sticking
chain dry/ gummy
Bike is now completely disassembled, being cleaned. All bearings and races are in good condition & just need cleaning, lubrication, and proper adjustment.
LBS had black corky bar tape, giant brand brake pads that fit, a loose derailleur cable, & black cable sheath by the foot. I already had one extra derailleur cable and a pair of brake cables. And plenty of spare bearings in case any got away.