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Old 05-02-16, 02:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Seizedpost View Post
I can't just get a modern wheelset, I don't want to put a cassette on it. I could put some modern rims on nice vintage hubs.
I wonder if it's worth saving the original hubs. They're Campagnolo. They're steel and a little rusted, but they're original. The biggest problem with them is that the freehweel is stuck, but I'm trying destructive removal next.

Less importantly, I got the lights working. The taillight had a bad ground.
What do you think I should do about the chrome? The chainguard has none left. It might be beyond help on the handlebars and stem (which are one piece) and it's definitely beyond help on the brake levers. Is this bike worth re-chroming (not the frame, I think that will clean up fine), or should I just clean it up and live with some patina?
I would do new rims on original hubs. When the hubs are delaced you can soak them in oxalic acid to remove the rust. That bike has earned its patina. Clean it up and ride it.
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