It’s Who You Are
I was able to remove the front brake from the frame today. It took a bit of work, but I finally got it. The allen screw was just stripped and corroded really bad, so I had to use a rubber mallet to hammer an allen wrench into the screw. Then, I used some wrenches to twist it off. The bike is starting to look empty. I was going to try and take off the brake handles, but realized that I will have to remove the handle grips in order to slide the brake handles off.
So far it’s been an interesting and fun project. I’m learning a lot about how a bicycle actually works, and also a lot about the 88 Performer in itself. As per usual, the Picasa album was updated with a bunch of pictures of the front brake removal process.
Alright, I’m off to the family reunion…