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Old 10-18-15, 02:55 PM
Join Date: May 2011
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Bikes: '73 falcon sr, '76 grand record, '84 davidson

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- i always replace those big, clunky seatpost bolts with chromoly ones from my lbs. they're like $2.50. you can also find them on ebay for a few dollars more.

- i've had good luck loosening those notched headset lock nuts using two tools together, a bb spanner and a rubber handled wrench to make the spanner fit. try tightening the adjustable cup slightly before attempting to loosen that nut. else, just take it to a shop where you know works on c&v bikes.

- i prefer 6-speed freewheels with 8-speed chains rather than 7-speeds and 9s chains. they're less cumbersome and shift easier/quieter for the kind of riding i do. i like sunrace and ird freewheels.
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