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Ivanerrol
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Spare parts.

Post by Ivanerrol » Mon 02 Apr, 2018 5:32 pm

Here's my engineless M.B. equivalent. (At least it's close to M.B. Silver - matches the W204)
It's a 2009 model. Some of the mechanical parts are getting a bit tired so time to replace.
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Onto the workshop bench.
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Some of the parts on this 2009 model are no longer available new. There are some N.O.S. in far flung internet places around the world.

Rather than mess around I decided to upgrade the mechanicals. This requires a change of everything including - gear shifters, Derailleurs front and rear, brake levers and brake calipers plus the chainset. (the gears next to the pedals).
One would think it would be better to just flog the old one off on the great auction site and buy another bike. But $400 vs $2000 :dontknow:

Carefull ebay trolling can save a few hundred dollars on Local Bike Shop pricing.

So.

I decided the wheel bearings needed to be serviced. These are old fashioned ball bearings,cones and hubs. Note the cones are knackered
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Went to three different L.B.S.'s (local bike shops in bicycle parlance) to buy the cones. They are common Taiwanese made parts.
Very difficult to source.
Did you know that the Australian bicycle market is 1.5 million new bikes a year?
You would think wheel bearing bits would be easy to find.

At the last L.B.S., the man who sold them to me said.
Lucky we had these. No demand for them any more. Young people don't want to get their hands dirty. They'd rather buy a new wheel when bearings require new grease. Someone might get their hands greasy when doing the job. Only old farts like us like to fix things
:dontknow:

Here's my old handlebars with brake and gear selector levers.
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here's the new mech stuff
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Do you think the old brake levers and gear selectors will work with the new mech?

Of course they won't. New levers and gear selectors required. The bike is near 10 years old. :bs:

And your thought M.B. are bad with their parts. Bicycles open up a whole new world of non conformance.
W211 - E240
W204 - C280
Departed
W202 - C200, C180, C180
W126 - 380SE , 380SE (Ex SA Import), 560SEL
W124 - 300e, 260e (ex Japan)
W111 220s (Indonesia) 4 speed manual column shift
W123 230
W116 450SEL
W140 420SEL
W210 E240, E240
W209 CLK 240
W201 190e 2.6 (ex U.K.)

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Re: Spare parts.

Post by Chai » Tue 03 Apr, 2018 10:19 pm

There's no rear reflector :naughty: At least you have a bell.

I'm sure the go-faster upgrades were worth it. Noticed the new handlebar stem and the worn gear sprockets on the large chainring.
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Re: Spare parts.

Post by John Green » Wed 04 Apr, 2018 10:29 am

Could be worse, the ignition switch died on our 2007 Ford Falcon ute that we use for deliveries and morning tea run. Price is a mere $1800.00 from the Ford stealership. Turns out you have to buy the entire steering column to get the switch. So asking around finds a guy who does an exchange column for $350.00......
M.B Spares & Service 14-16 Lyell St, Fyshwick ACT. Ph 02 6239 1099

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Re: Spare parts.

Post by merc-304 » Wed 04 Apr, 2018 1:49 pm

Search around- Ef Falcon ign lock fits Ba column with some minor Mods - U tube
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Re: Spare parts.

Post by Ivanerrol » Wed 04 Apr, 2018 4:54 pm

Chai wrote:
Tue 03 Apr, 2018 10:19 pm
There's no rear reflector :naughty: At least you have a bell.

I'm sure the go-faster upgrades were worth it. Noticed the new handlebar stem and the worn gear sprockets on the large chainring.

No lights either. But that's O.K. You only need all of those things at night. I don't ride at night - Too dangerous and besides.... the bike is afraid of the dark :Doh:

If you are referring to that chainring set in the bigger image. I hope you are wrong on that wearing - that's a brand new chainring :smilebox:
The older 3 speed chainring on the bike itself was relatively new, it's the front derailleur that's really cactus and new ones are NLA. I needed a new 3 speed front STI shifter. The only ones available were cheapo's from China. I bought one and it was less than efficient.
W211 - E240
W204 - C280
Departed
W202 - C200, C180, C180
W126 - 380SE , 380SE (Ex SA Import), 560SEL
W124 - 300e, 260e (ex Japan)
W111 220s (Indonesia) 4 speed manual column shift
W123 230
W116 450SEL
W140 420SEL
W210 E240, E240
W209 CLK 240
W201 190e 2.6 (ex U.K.)

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