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Triskeliongirl2010-04-28 22:01:48 +0000 #1
Well, I just did the most continuous work on a bike ever. It all started when my husband's cable housings popped open to reveal a rusty mess inside. Now, not that long ago I had paid a bike shop good money to change them, but they looked like they hadn't been changed in years, so its bike maintenance time for me.

His chain and cog set were worn, so those were changed out first. Pretty easy except the pin on my nice park tool CT-3 chain tool bent and is no longer usable .

Then I went to change the cables, as I pulled the brake cable out of a very old durace9 lever, a bunch of rusty broken parts came along for the ride . I had squirelled away some 9spd parts as they were being discontinued, so I proceeded to install a new lever. BUT, I made a BIG MISTAKE (mucho dollars). I thought the cable inside was packing material and ruined this very expensive lever by ripping it out. But then I got the idea to replace the broken rusty parts on the old lever with the brand spanking new parts on the new lever I had just broken. Now I looked up what to do online, but everything I found said the levers are not user serviceable or rebuildable. But I carefully took a tweezers and moved the parts over.

And finally my DH has a bike that works again!

So, all that I need to learn is how to do a bottom bracket service and hub service, and I'll be able to do everything.

My bike is next..........needs new brake pads and I forgot to get them when I went in to buy cables.

bmccasland2010-04-28 22:09:05 +0000 #2
I'm in awe...
KnottedYet2010-04-28 22:36:45 +0000 #3

Originally Posted by bmccasland

I'm in awe..., too!

(where's that worshipping-the-ground-you-walk-on smiley when we need it?)
coyote2010-04-28 22:29:58 +0000 #4
Thats amazing. What patents you have.

(also in awe

mimitabby2010-04-28 23:37:07 +0000 #5
so you took apart a Shimano part and put it back together again? AND IT WORKS?!

you rock!



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