I have spent the last week doing my best impression of Daniel-San; wax on, wax off. Three times to be exact using the Meguiars process as described in a previous post. Its time consuming but the results are worth it. The Passage frame looks great from 10 feet, pretty good from 5 feet but of course once you get closer you see the scratches and scrapes a 30 year-old frame acquires. Taking care of the rust issues, touching up and waxing should protect it for a while. I finished last night and couldn't resist hanging a few things on the frame.
My overall goal is to have this bike up and running and ride-able by April 17th so I can ride it and fine tune it for the Tour De Lopez ride on the 29th. My goal for today was to reinstall the two bearings I have already cleaned up; Headset and Bottom bracket.
With the fixed cup done it was time for the spindle before installing the adjustable cup. With this style of bb I carefully measure the spindle before mounting it as you want to be sure the long side of the spindle is on the drive side to accommodate the crank.
I have done a couple rebuilds where the bb had the plastic sleeve for the bb spindle, its to keep debris out of the bb, and I always seem to forget to put them on when I do the rebuild. This time I remembered.
Now I have a frame-set back together. Next step will be the wheel bearings. Until next time; Ride. Smile. Repeat.