Repco Appreciation Society

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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby cray- » Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:39 am

jap-sai wrote:Took it to my new LBS today & they said they could replace my BB for $70-$75 (including labour).

Eeep! Mine cost $30, parts and labour. That was for removal and replacement with a new sealed unit. Not really worth buying the tools and finding the time at that price. I'd find a new LBS if I were you.
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby jap-sai » Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:04 pm

UPDATE: Yesterday, I got a new chain & cassette fitted (Shimano Chain [$20] & 6 speed cassette [$30] fitting [$20]), was like riding a new bike, so smooth. I got a quote for a new Bottom Axel & Bottom Bracket ($60 including labour) so will get that done this comming friday. Then I will start looking at a new crank set, as the teeth on my one are quite well worn.

Have decided to upgrade certain sections of the bike, one at a time, after the crank set I will upgrade the brakes. I will be leaving the frame until last, it will get sand blasted & repainted. Can't wait.!
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby Dan » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:51 am

jap-sai wrote:Then I will start looking at a new crank set, as the teeth on my one are quite well worn.


I thought you established that you only needed new chainrings?
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby cray- » Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:04 am

diggerdantheman wrote:I thought you established that you only needed new chainrings?

I think the only thing we have established is that the man has money he wishes to part with, who are we to stand in his way?
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:47 pm

yeah let's not get our midriffs in a knot. 8)
pitty43 wrote:Thanks all for your help. Better change my Gumtree add now.

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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby Dan » Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:19 pm

munga wrote:yeah let's not get our midriffs in a knot. 8)


Hey hey hey, I now have a great midriff tan. Goes well with Olivia Newton-John records and leg warmers. Bonus points for perms and denim pants...
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:12 am

babes dig the solar belt, right?
pitty43 wrote:Thanks all for your help. Better change my Gumtree add now.

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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby vaeske » Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:08 am

^ you know you dig it munga. you like belly rings too i bet.
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby Crowz » Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:07 pm

A new edition to Brisbane will be en route in the coming days. Pretttyyyy keeeeeen.
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby Dan » Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:13 pm

Lucky buyer - less lucky (but satisfied) seller...
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby Crowz » Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:16 pm

Hi guys, I remember seeing something around about 'decoding' the serial number on frames. I've been trying to find it using the search function but haven't been able to relocate it. Can anyone help me out please? For what it's worth, the code is: K9K5389.
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby Dan » Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:30 pm

Crowz wrote:Hi guys, I remember seeing something around about 'decoding' the serial number on frames. I've been trying to find it using the search function but haven't been able to relocate it. Can anyone help me out please? For what it's worth, the code is: K9K5389.


Google is your friend.
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:06 pm

...but not in this case.

Kawamura built the tri-a (am i right? is it a white and pink eurosport tri-a?) for repco.

this is just a guess, and if nicobec's out there, he can verify, but:
K9K5389

K = Kawamura
9 = 1989
K = November (A=Jan, B=Feb, etc)
5389 = Build number
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby Dan » Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:08 pm

Sherlock Munga Holmes.
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby Crowz » Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:17 pm

munga wrote:...but not in this case.

Kawamura built the tri-a (am i right? is it a white and pink eurosport tri-a?) for repco.

this is just a guess, and if nicobec's out there, he can verify, but:
K9K5389

K = Kawamura
9 = 1989
K = November (A=Jan, B=Feb, etc)
5389 = Build number


Yeah its a white/pink eurosport. Hmm ok I'll look into Kawamura.
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby jap-sai » Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:13 am

UPDATE: Yesterday I got the BB/AXEL replaced, this fixed the off-center crank to a degree but to straighten it completely had to get it pin & hammered. $55 BB Inc. labour, $10 to straighten the crank. $65 total.
Pics of original BB.
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Took the bike for a 50k ride yesterday, was fantastic, like a completely new bike to ride. Very happy.
Next, new crank set in a couple of weeks time, followed by new brake set.
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby rkelsen » Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:32 am

jap-sai wrote:but to straighten it completely had to get it pin & hammered

What does this mean?
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby singlespeedscott » Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:26 pm

jap-sai wrote:UPDATE: Yesterday I got the BB/AXEL replaced, this fixed the off-center crank to a degree but to straighten it completely had to get it pin & hammered. $55 BB Inc. labour, $10 to straighten the crank. $65 total.
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Took the bike for a 50k ride yesterday, was fantastic, like a completely new bike to ride. Very happy.
Next, new crank set in a couple of weeks time, followed by new brake set.

You could of got a new Shimano UN26 cartridge bb of eBay for $16 delivered.
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby jap-sai » Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:54 pm

$16 shimano bb Link?????
Don't have the tools to do it myself otherwise I would have gone down that path of buying a cheap BB & doing it. Pin & hammered, I have no idea what that means, but it straightened my crank, they charged me $10 (rip off), should have been included in the overall price of $55. Anyway it's done.
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby singlespeedscott » Sun Oct 14, 2012 4:11 pm

jap-sai wrote:$16 shimano bb Link?????
Don't have the tools to do it myself otherwise I would have gone down that path of buying a cheap BB & doing it. Pin & hammered, I have no idea what that means, but it straightened my crank, they charged me $10 (rip off), should have been included in the overall price of $55. Anyway it's done.

Here you go.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/190518503885 ... 4678wt_989

They have a wide range of sizes, just checkout there ebay store.
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby givin it the jandal » Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:28 pm

Gidday Fellas,

After admiring a Tri A in the bike stand at work for a year (pink with a mad dark paint splotches and 105 group set). I was going to revive a black and yellow RT Sport, but I managed to purchase an all original '87 superlite in a burgundy and lilac combo (same as the frame munga recently sold).

only 2 owners (came with the owners manual)
Sugino VP crankset
Prostar 500 brakes
shimano shifters and derailleurs (not sure about the details as only they have shimano stamp)

I was pretty stoked to get it home... couldn't believe my better half's comments though... she referred to the colour as poo brown!

I'll post a link to pictures as soon as uploaded... http://s1281.photobucket.com/albums/a513/thejandal/

Cheers

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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby Dan » Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:26 pm

jap-sai wrote:$16 shimano bb Link?????
Don't have the tools to do it myself otherwise I would have gone down that path of buying a cheap BB & doing it. Pin & hammered, I have no idea what that means, but it straightened my crank, they charged me $10 (rip off), should have been included in the overall price of $55. Anyway it's done.


Just to clarify - $10 to perform a pretty major operation (on a part you're going to soon replace) is a rip off? Sounds like good value to me - forgetting for a moment the option of just buying a new, sealed BB.

Anyway - glad its sorted for you - did you check the axle, comes and bearings for wear while you had them out?
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby jap-sai » Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:44 pm

singlespeedscott

yes $16 is a good price, but I am not willing to wait 4 weeks for an item to arrive from Hong Kong. I bought my bike bell for $1 on ebay from Hong Kong, took 4 weeks to arrive. Its okay if your planning ahead for things & future builds but when you want something done for the weekend, best to pay more & get it done.

'Anyway - glad its sorted for you - did you check the axle, comes and bearings for wear while you had them out?'

It may be a couple of weeks before I get a crank set so $10 to see me through, no probs.
The axel, as you can see in the above pics is completely gone on one side. I did not see the bearings or bearing runner things, but the guy said on one side the bearings had come loose & one was off on it's own. Was a mess anyway. glad I got it done.
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Re: Repco Appreciation Society

Postby Dan » Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:19 am

Yeah, photos didn't load on mobile device - that axle is, well, bolloxed. Similarly, iPhone decided to replace all my correctly spelt words with (correctly spelt) alternatives. Cones with an n.
For what its worth, i doubt this would take 4 weeks to arrive.
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