Brucey wrote:loose balls in the headset = good idea. I think the headset can be re-used OK.
Lovely. : )
Brucey wrote:You wil have to use two spanners to set the headset correctly.
But there's only one set of spanner flats? http://i.minus.com/ibqvCgoOOtpErd.JPG
Brucey wrote:...chain will foul on the frame (as it may have been doing).
Since the damage is right around the front, I think it was the cogs, not the chain in the past. Won't stretching out the rear stays have an effect on the space available? If I do
end up with THIS
cassette, hopefully the 11 tooth sprocket will be tiny enough to keep out of the way? (the current one is 13-32 teeth).
Brucey wrote:You might want to think about getting a gear hanger welded on to the frame
I'll put this on the 'desirable but not essential' section of the wanted list...
Brucey wrote:There are various rust treatments you can use
To be honest, I'm impressed that it's in as good a condition as it is!
Brucey wrote:Note that many French frames take 22.0mm quill stems...
is to be believed, then it ought to be the Locknut that causes problems. I can confirm that the Locknut is larger than the I.D. of the steerer, so I'm hopeful, if not, emery cloth it is!
Brucey wrote:it is possible to convert the rear BB to BSC threads via various routes...
What I had in mind (ideal world) was to simply swap the eccentric at the front, and to fill in the rear thread with braze, and re-tap. As I say, ideal world!
It is all in bits.... will it ever go back together again....?
This is something that worried me somewhat too... Everything is in neat piles, cables are labeled, and there's a tin for all the screws and nuts etc, but, I just know
that there'll be at least one thing left over when I attempt to re-assemble it! 'tis life I suppose? - let's hope it's not something crucial!