Jugglingogre wrote:My grandfather bought me a 10sp bike about 25 years ago as his last gift prior to his death. It's a metallic red 10 speed barkley star from ted's in Footscray. Like sooo many from that time it was a standard steel frame, 27" steel rims, friction shift, quill stem etc.
She's got surface rust and pitting in some of the chromed parts. On top of that she was damaged in an accident when I was 14 or 15 so there is a small kink in the top and down tubes but not enough to scrap her. On top of that I don't think I will ever get rid of the old girl. I thought I could but took her home from my parents at Christmas as she was taking up room in their garage.
My dilemma is do I restore her or tart her up? Do I upgrade the wheels to 27" alloys or do I put modern 700c alloys and long reach brakes? What about drive train? Change to SS or stick with the 5 sp freewheel.
Lots of other questions I need to ask myself too...
Such as do I hand the frame over to Hooli and get him to renew the paint and do some graphics for me rather than the old damaged decals.
Pete wrote:I had this same problem with an old frame that I did up as a retro single speed. The old axles used to be different sizes, front and rear. Today's hubs have the same size axles f & r.
The Duckmeister wrote:Pete wrote:I had this same problem with an old frame that I did up as a retro single speed. The old axles used to be different sizes, front and rear. Today's hubs have the same size axles f & r.
No they don't (except in a few uncommon cases). Front axles are 9mm, rear are 10mm. Old solid axles were 3/8" rear & 5/16" front.
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