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Something Satisfying - Apollo MK III

Old 04-02-20, 07:55 PM
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Very cool, Japanese?
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Very cool, Japanese?
Yes, a Japanese Kuwahara made bike imported by Fred Deeley to Canada in the 70s and rebadged Apollo. It has forged Kuwahara dropouts but interestingly no derailleur hanger. Typical 70s lower-mid fare.
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A couple evenings of tinkering and a wheelset I had sorted out months ago resulted in the following. Everything came apart nicely, nothing was broken or unduly worn. The fixed cup BB was loose and the rear shifter had the ratcheting plate installed backwards. New consumables and the bike is ready to roll again.

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Lovely bike although I have never really ridden one very far. I did, however, build this big boy up for a really big boy, a few years ago...
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Fantastic job! But, c'mon, you can't just leave it at that. How did you get it beautiful again? Did some parts needs polishing? Did the gunk come off easily?
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Fantastic job! But, c'mon, you can't just leave it at that. How did you get it beautiful again? Did some parts needs polishing? Did the gunk come off easily?
The gunk on the chain rings ruined my brush and my sink. It was really caked on but eventually came off. The bearings were unusually clean and not dry.

Polish on the frame and a few of the gunkier parts to get them back in shape but otherwise it was just a case of bad garage dust. Whoever owned it previously didn't ride it much.
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Originally Posted by randyjawa View Post
Lovely bike although I have never really ridden one very far. I did, however, build this big boy up for a really big boy, a few years ago...
Interesting that yours has a derailleur hanger whereas mine has a claw. Other than the crank and everything above the top tube the components look much the same.
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