The L’Eroica bike, continued.

Okay I have started by tearing the bike down to the last removeable item and then cleaned all of the parts throughly. Once you have everything cleaned and prepared then assembly can go forward in an orderly manner and progress will be swift. The headset and bottom bracket are repacked with new grease and then installed and adjusted properly. On older bikes these areas are poorly sealed so I will use a waterproof grease. I am re-using almost all of the original parts with just a couple of exceptions. I start with the crankset and seatpost which go on quickly. The crankset is the Italian brand Ofmega and its quality is just below Campy Nouvo Record.  I have added a little trim color to these parts to dress things up a little. The derailleurs and brakes will also get a little accent color to tie it all together.

The stem, handlebars and brake levers go on quickly along with the brakes and it is starting to look like a bike again. Click on any of these pics for a larger image. Next I’ll have to start work on the wheels. I love building wheels!

Previous posts on this topic:

Dreaming of L’Eroica

The L’Eroica bike