Varsity and Raleigh tear down questions
I picked up a couple old Varsity's from the same guy. Needless to say, they aren't the prettiest things in the world, but I can't help my self from making a tank a nice and new road machine for someone. Anyhow, on one of them, I cant budge the lock ring from the BB. It seriously won't go. Anyone have any tricks?
On other one, I cannot get the BB cups out. I am using the hammer and a screwdriver technique and I have no luck. They won't budge. I am using WD-40 on both bikes and can't seem to make any headway.
On the Raleigh, I cant get the stem bolt to turn. This bike was outside most it's life. Just to give everyone an idea of how rusted it really is, I broke the chain in three spots just using my hands. The stem isn't rusted, but it just will not come out. Once again, WD-40 is involved.
I can't get my crank puller to thread in all the way either. I am pretty certain I stripped the drive side because I thought it was in all the way and reefed on it and it came out along with like 2 full threads. I finally got the other side on and it wouldn't keep turning so I decided that tomorrow morning I will try to blow the bolts out with my compressor.
Sorry for the long set of probably boring and dry questions, but I really need to get these frames stripped tomorrow to get them to sandblast.
Thanks in advance a usual y'all.