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…

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