Hi, Folks -
Today's task was to pull the front wheel on Orleans, get it cleaned up, replace the brake calipers, change out the brake fluid, and start thinking about taking her out on the road. As you can see from the attached pics, however, my list of "today's to-dos" was perhaps more ambitious than I was thinking.
I'm plannign to use a dremel to get the rust off the hex bolts that hold on the rotors, and a dremel or like tool to get the mung off the wheel itself. But I'm not sure what to do to clean up the rotor surfaces. Those don't actually look too,too bad, but they could use a swipe or two with something. Anyone have any recommendations on what to use, how much, etc?
Also, given the mess on the outside of the wheel, I'm thinking the bearings are probably equally disgusting. Haven't checked yet, but is there anything in there Verses on repacking wheel bearings? If not, caveats?
I s'pose on a positive note, I found no evidence of spiders inside the front wheel!!!