Cota 172 Restoration

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Re: Cota 172 Restoration

Postby David Lahey » Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:11 pm

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


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Re: Cota 172 Restoration

Postby Phil 850 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:09 pm

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 ?



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Re: Cota 172 Restoration

Postby Phil 850 » Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:40 pm

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.



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Re: Cota 172 Restoration

Postby Phil 850 » Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:33 pm

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

Postby Phil 850 » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:26 pm

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.



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Re: Cota 172 Restoration

Postby Phil 850 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:38 pm

I have trued up the wheels but how do I know if all the spokes are the right tension :o




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