[CR]Restoring Worn Parts?

Example: Framebuilders:Jack Taylor

From: Donald Gillies <gillies@cs.ubc.ca>
Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2004 17:43:10 -0700 (PDT)
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Restoring Worn Parts?

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