Friends: I now have a couple of bikes that will soon be rebuilt and prepared for occasional riding. Vintage bike rides and the like. Won't be long miles, won't be bad weather. I kinda want to overhaul 'em once and pretty much be done with it. Any advice on really stable lubricants and techniques for a bike that won't get a lot of miles, but I would like to not have to pull apart again during my lifetime?
What are they you ask? A low end LeJune (Think UO-8) all original unrestored. (Hope I can make it shift withpout the Plastic Simplex levers snapping....) A mid range Italian something, seems all original except for saddle.Y'all will probably be getting questions about this one as I start to restore. A SWEET 1973 (ish) Raleigh Competition, unmolested except for rims. (Thanks to listmember Chuck who has correct rims on the way to me as I type.)
Have several other that won't get ridden due to their penchant for snapping in two. (Telidyne, Viscount, Lambert)
Speaking of which, anybody with a Graftek in 55-57 c-c you want to part with, keep me posted!
Cheers! Clyde R.Putman Dallas Texas USA Earth