|a bit rusty|
I also got the bottom bracket cleaned up and installed.
|Installed minus lock ring|
|bigger not better|
Issue number two the center pull straddle cable didn't work for the rear brake. On a mixte the rear brake is a bit funky mounting to a bracket about halfway up the seat tube and needing to go around that tube. A standard 110 mm straddle cable, I found out doesn't have enough length to do that.
|a bit tight|
Issue number four was also fork related-crown race size. As I mentioned in Part I, a new headset got ordered when I ordered the fork. Now as you may know for most 10 speed forks there are two sizes of fork crown races either 26.4 or 27.0. I ordered the new headset basing the size on what a 1977 Raleigh would have come with-26.4. WRONG. I should have considered the size of the crown race on the new fork I ordered which was of course -27.0. It occurred to me I had an issue when I was trying to set the crown race and the damn thing wouldn't budge.
|Fork packaging with the determining measurement|
|Nice ordering you git!|
The good news is I have figured out work arounds for all of those issues which I will get into later, the bad news is I spent so much time sorting them that I had very little time to assemble the dang bike.
Until then -Ride. Smile.Repeat.