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Re: Cota 172 Restoration

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:11 pm
by David Lahey
Phil 850 wrote:Fully stripped the rear wheel.
Now do I polish the hub or leave it the original satin :|
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vapour blast is perfect for that

Re: Cota 172 Restoration

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:09 pm
by Phil 850
While cleaning the spokes today I discovered I had one short one :cry:
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Which also means I have a nipple with a bit of thread rusted in it !

So I might bite the bullet and buy all new spokes and nipples for both front and rear wheels.
Any suggestions of who I should contact ?

Re: Cota 172 Restoration

Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:40 pm
by Phil 850
Well I started cleaning the hubs and somehow they finished up like this.
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I have ordered new stainless steel spokes and should have them before Christmas so I will have some interesting work ahead.

Re: Cota 172 Restoration

Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:33 pm
by Phil 850
Looks like I have some work to do over Christmas reassembling my wheels with new stainless steel spokes.
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Re: Cota 172 Restoration

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:26 pm
by Phil 850
Had some time today so I assembled my wheels.
Laced up the hub similar to the original photo.

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Layed the rim over the top and installed the nipples following the photo.

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Laced up the rear wheel.

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Yet to true and tighten the spokes.

Re: Cota 172 Restoration

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:38 pm
by Phil 850
I have trued up the wheels but how do I know if all the spokes are the right tension :o