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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?
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  2. OP
    Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Guru

    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!
  3. OP
    Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Guru

    Following the rear derailleur clunking, a few changes in play :smile:

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  4. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    On 3 Wheels
    It's a Campagnolo mech, they like to leave you (and anyone in a 50m radius) in little doubt that they've shifted.
  5. Milkfloat

    Milkfloat Veteran

    Cut you put a cable end on please?
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  6. OP
    Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Guru

    Stripped almost completely, removed pretty much everything but the cranks and fork and gave it a scrubbing.

    Peeled off all the protective tapes and mudguard Velcro.

    It's still covered in marks that won't come out and scratches - this bike has lived so I don't mind, and still looks pretty from a distance.

    New *white* bars, shifted over the new shifter and installed the new left as well. Old shifters in the refurb pile with the rear derailleur.

    Old bar to go to my old tt set up bike.
    Recabled everything, loosely plugged into the new front and rear derailleur until I finalise the fit of the handlebars and shifters.

    Put on the new Sciroccos.