I'm pretty close to finishing the overhaul on a 1983 Raleigh Condor.
Nothing fancy like new paint or anything. Just a new cartridge BB to replace the old one, and cleaned and regreased everything.
I'm having some trouble with the rear wheel. I've taken apart and repacked a few wheels now for restores, and this is the first time I've had an issue. The cone on the drive side of the rear wheel has a little pit along the bearing race. Upon repacking and doing the hub adjustment I could not get the sweet spot. It was either too sloppy, or it was grinding just enough to not be okay. I attributed this to the small bad spot on the one cone. Now, I have been reusing old bearings in some of the old bikes after inspecting them to make sure they were in okay condition.
Anyway, I decide to head to my local bike co-op to see if I can't find a suitable replacement cone. However I can't get anything to thread onto the axle. So either they're all stripped or I have something funky going on with my axle.
And now I don't know where to go from here.
I'm not really sure what the deal is with cones/hubs. Are specific cones matched to hubs? or can you use anything as long you make sure the spacing is the same so you don't have to redish?
Buy a new cone/axle and/or new bearings? Suck it up and buy new (used) 27" or try and fit 700c wheels?
Any help would be appreciated.