So what is the best way to "restore" parts that are badly worn ??
I know that you can "lap" a pitted headset back into quasi-working condition so that it may work o.k. for a few more years.
I can also take stuff to a plater, but the logos typically disappear (can you mask the logos to avoid this ? or is the demarcation line too obvious when you get done?)
Replated parts are pretty obvious because sharp corners tend to soften.
What to do with a crankset that is scratched and gouged ?
A 1973 NR crankset gouged by a 1978 NR front mech?
What to do with a brakeset that has some deep aluminum gouges ?
Is it o.k. to lightly sand that 27.2 seatpost, or will I end up with a 27.0 seatpost?
I know one approach is "don't look down", and I have used this successfully in the past. I was wondering what are some of the other techniques used by CR list members ... thanx,
- Don Gillies
San Diego, CA