Saturday, May 3, 2014
And then there were wheels...
Keeping in mind that these wheels are about 40 years old, they are in amazing condition. The alloy is scraped and bruised and discolored in places but they are perfectly straight with no cracks. I am not going to polish them. The spokes are straight and true, and they needed nothing more than some steel wool.
Like the frame, these wheels are a testament to the fundamental goodness of the TY's. It's fun to encounter the occasional bit of magnesium. If you own one of these things, give it some love. In my case, I spent a couple of happy hours cleaning off the accumulated mud and sand. The wheel bearings turn freely, so these are ready to be put aside until later.