(MBBO#5 Class 1) deterioRat

furyus

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Bet these lower headset bearings will clean up and ride smooth. We made great bearings back in the day.

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Not sure what year the rear S2 is, but it's double-knurled and center stamped, and rusty. You can barely make out a few letters of the word "tubular." Both front and rear wheels came off a '67 Deluxe.

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The S2 surely doesn't shine like it did way back when, but it's very serviceable.

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So, first thing I had to do is find out if my kickback kicked back. My hope was that a hub rebuild wouldn't be mandatory to complete the build. Parts for these hubs are scarce and expensive, and you're buying old bits to boot (plus I don't know what I'm doing). Fortunately, it up-shifted, down-shifted and braked fine, repeatedly, meaning I can meet the "ride-able" requirement and leave the hub rebuild for some snowy February weekend. Spun nice and true, too, considering the state of neglect.

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With the drivetrain testing completed successfully, I can finish dis-assembly and begin beautification.

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furyus

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Dis-assembly today. Crank doesn't want to come apart, so it's soaking for a day or so. Never been beaten by a Schwinn crank yet, but this one is looking tough.

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I'm using Gibbs Lubricant to hopefully free up the crank. Love the stuff. I'll be using it to clean and protect just about the entire bike. Gibbs leaves a bit of a shine without being wet to the touch. It repels dirt and dust, and patinas the patina, if you know what I mean. The following pics are of the left rear dropout after one quick wipe down.

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