Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Gitane Rides Again!

Go for a bike ride?

Another go at the derailleurs. After some tweaking, they appeared adjusted on the stand. Put the old seatpost/seat back on. Found some serviceable pedals in the garage. Tightened down the stem. Tried to adjust and tighten down the seat :-)

freewheel and Simplex LJ rear derailleur

Stronglight compact double crank, Simplex LJ front derailleur, random pedals

front side view

And then I rode up and down the driveway several times. I have not used downtube shifters since (mumble. Sekai's drivetrain was updated in 1991?) Practice clearly required. Plus I think the derailleurs need a bit more adjusting. But I think it is mostly there.

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