Problem 1: BB spindle nuts. I had bought nuts that were too big, this was fairly easily solved when I went to a local bike shop, Recycled Cycles, and asked the guy at the service counter if they had the nuts and he pulled out a whole box and encouraged me to take 3 just in case. This was the easiest issue to resolve.
|Now I have enough room to tighten it!|
|looking like a Mafac Racer solution|
|Thats more like it|
Issue 4: Wrong fork race. As I mentioned I should have ordered a headset with a 27.0 fork crown race but had ordered a 26.4 and so it didn't fit which meant I couldn't connect the fork. I was saved again by having ordered wrong before. When I was building up an Azuki as a single speed -7 years ago-I ordered a new headset which I took to a local bike shop for them to install only to be told I had purchased the wrong size. They ordered a correct one and the one I ordered has been rattling around in my parts box for almost a decade, fortunately it had a 27.0 fork crown race-whew. With the correct race seated I was able to mount the fork and now I have a headset with a 26.4 fork crown race to rattle around in my parts box. As you can see from the picture at the top it all came together.
Issue 5: Front Derailleur is too big. In the same trip that got me the correct BB spindle nuts I was able to pick up a different front derailleur, a nice old Shimano. This time I was smart enough to bring a %$#@! caliper so I could measure it.