[CR]Bikes for occasional riding

Example: Racing

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Date: Sun, 15 Jul 2007 20:32:46 -0500
Thread-Topic: Bikes for occasional riding
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From: "Putman, Clyde" <cputman@mail.smu.edu>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]Bikes for occasional riding

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