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Old 03-14-21, 01:31 PM
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Bikes: 1980 Fuji Gran Tourer SE, 1974 Araya, 1986 Team Fuji

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TBTBIO = The Best Two Bikes I Own. One is a 1974 Araya (no model name), and the other a 1980 Fuji Gran Tourer SE. I would be truly grateful for any advice on a couple of technical challenges on these lovely old bikes. As follows:

Araya: There is about 1/8th of a turn between the FD not changing up to the outer chainring and it casting the chain onto the crankarm. I think I have everything aligned, no tension in the cable when selecting High that would stop the FD cage moving. I'm stumped.

Fuji: Clicking, once per revolution of the wheel under when being driven in the highest gear (14T). Seems to be in good adjustment, although the freewheel bearing is now worn to the extent it allows a few degrees of wobble on its axis (maybe an additional shim? - if I could ever find one). Teeth look good.

The cell phone camera has a bit of pin-cushion distortion, it is better than it looks.

Aligned OK?

Is this worn enough to click?
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