The MotoGT is basically all done and restored. I have yet to try and decide if I want to tear the pedals apart and then try to find all the million bearing balls that fall out and then see if I can get them back together. If I do, I should take care of it soon. Right now she’s rocking the world’s most beat-up SPD pedals.
Overall, not a bad project. The paint on the frame is pretty rough in spots. It could use a repaint, but it still looks good from a few feet back. All the components cleaned up nicely and work absolutely perfect. There’s no reason to not go ride this puppy across the country if one chose to do so. Stops on a dime, shifts great, rolls forever and rides like a Caddy. One nice bike if I must say.
Some pics….yeah, that’s a shock. Full gallery here.
Cleans up Well
Found one down here for $50 so I had to get it. Luckily I was the first to contact the seller as a few others did after me who wanted it as well.
Here’s all the pics when I brought it home: http://bit.ly/phIfPZ
- The name says it all.
Cleanup of the old Motobecane has been slowly going along. Most of the pieces are clean save for bearings, front hub, and the frame. Things are looking good though. Shouldn’t take a lot longer and I can start reassembly. Just have to get that frame fully cleaned. Rear hub shell cleaned up well along with the front and rear derailleurs. Crank polished up quite nicely although I probably could have done a better job. I sunk enough time into it already – very tedious work polishing up the chainrings.
Anyways, a few pics of some pieces. More once assembly starts.
- Crankset polished up
RD, FD, shifters.
Rear hub shell cleaned up ok.