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TP's Commuter Maintenance

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by Tin Pot, 10 Jan 2016.

  1. Milkfloat

    Milkfloat Veteran

    As well as you sorted the jockey wheels?
    Tin Pot and jim55 like this.
  2. Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Veteran

    Not had much to do over summer but it's turned to crap again in the poor weather :smile:

    Plus the right shifter failed on the turbo.

    So time to get my act together again:

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    So step one: clean this mother up!

    Degreaser, soapy water, rags, brushes and lots and lots of scrubbing and it's started to show some beauty again.

    Step two: recable front brake and rear derailleur.
    Quite a lot fiddly getting the cable outlets to the right length and taping them in place in taping and recutting, threading ...its a bit of a pain.

    Step three: fit new shifter.

    Not so bad once you understand the screw mechanism that tightens the bracket to hold the shifter in place. Just need a torque 25 bit and thumb strength to fold the rubber out of the way of the screw.

    Step four: replace bar tape.

    Done this three times now so pretty easy.

    3hrs of fettling and then it got too cold and dark!