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Re: [OM] Bikes, (was: (OM) Computers)

Subject: Re: [OM] Bikes, (was: (OM) Computers)
From: Chris Trask <christrask@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2014 16:11:56 -0700 (GMT-07:00)
>       The rear hub turned out to be unusable, but I salvaged everything 
> except the body and cones.  I found 
>an identical hub as well as three matching front hubs at a cooperative bike 
>repair shop in Tucson.  When I 
>removed the tyre and inner tube from the rear wheel I found three layers of 
>rim strips.  The first was most 
>of a cloth one with yellow electrical tape filling the gap.  The other two 
>were fibreglass reinforced 
>packaging tape.  Reason for all that was that the spokes were 2mm too long and 
>were poking out beyond the 
>nipples.  It will be fully restored either today or tomorrow, depending on the 
>arrival of a set of proper 
>length spokes for the rear wheel.  I'll add a photo of the finished project 
>when it's all done.

     The spokes did arrive this morning, and by noon I had the rear wheel built 
and trued, then rode it up and down the street a few times to tweek everything. 
 Here's what it looked like when I brought it home a few weeks ago:


and here's what it looks like now after a thorough refit and cleaning:


     All that's left now is to refurbish the red and black paint of the head 
badge, then do a little detailed cleaning here and there.

Chris the Moto(bécane)maniac
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