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Just now noticed that the NOS rear derailleur has a longer cage than the seized original.

It looks to be about 1" or slightly longer.

The new chain that I have is 116 links - same as what came off it.

But amirite to think I should get a 118 or 120 link?
I dunno why, but there's just something about a bike that's ridiculously tall, but actually fits the rider. It makes me happy
Replacement Seat post now arrives Monday - apart from that - all the detail bits are sorted.

I did buy a 26mm post earlier in the process (another weird standard BTW), a 2nd-hand one, but when it arrived it looked like it had been cleaned up with an angle grinder (seriously) and was beyond redemption. I don't like seat guts so we go again. And wait.

Anyway, It rides very nicely, silent, apart from the reasonably quiet freewheel when coasting.

It shifts really well and I haven't had to adjust the derailleurs at all. Even pre-indexed Shimano was better than the Euro's. No wonder it killed 'em.

I've done a few 12km rides on it now and it's a very nice feel-good machine. I'm not locked in on the saddle. I have a Brooks C17 that I could pinch of another bike. But the red trim and padding is 80's funky.

Sealed cartridge BB, a sealed bearing headset, everything else cleaned and new grease.

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