Bit by bit!
So, I’m finally realizing my goal of building my own bike. I was just waiting for the right frame to come in. This is a Cinelli from the 1990’s. Possibly mid 90’s. It’s nearly impossible to find out info on this particular frame/model.
Anyway- the frame arrived this past week. So did the wheels and my freewheel gear. The handlebars -‘s stem came next, along with the bottom bracket. So the bits and boos are trickling in.
When I get my bottom bracket tool, I will attempt to install it. The bottom bracket (BB) is the spinny thing that goes in the very bottom tube that the crank set attaches to.
I did clean, grease, and reassemble the headset on the bike and I cleaned and installed the stem/handlebars. Once the inner tubes and tires come, I’ll get those put together too.
Then it’s brakes and cables/levers. I may try to do the brake cables myself. I’ve never done it, so I’ll research how in youtube.
Here’s a front shot of the stem and bars. They are both vintage Cinelli too. I was going to put a flat bar on the bike- but I think I have to keep these cool criterion drop bars.
I’m getting very excited to complete this bike and then do an inaugural ride. He’s going to be pretty!