overhaul of a vintage steel road bikeRead More
Stella French Road Bike Project
We have had a number of rewarding bike projects come through our doors in this month ranging from custom light systems to building new custom bikes. It's heartening to see so many of our neighbors out bike riding and commuting despite the short days of the season.
Here is a photo montage of an overhaul we just completed for a neighbor. He is the original owner of this classic French race bike.
All of the Stella's bike components were removed from the frame, dis-assembled, cleaned, lubricated, and re-installed piece by piece. Our neighbor can comfortably take his road bike out knowing that all of the components have been properly tuned and torqued.
A traditional 10-speed with a very narrow range was the norm all those decades ago. It does offer a simpler and low maintenance option compared to modern drive trains.
The original Campy components are in good working order. The only components that needed to be refreshed were;
- cables & housing
- bar tape
- brake pads
- tubular tires.