My son Jordan has an old classic car in the form of a 1966 Singer Chamois although you might know it better as a Hillman Imp, he bought it before he passed his driving test and as such has never driven it as he pulled it apart shortly after getting it, now 4 years later its on the road to becoming a car again, the shell is booked in for a respray over christmas and parts are arriving daily, some of which I get given to re assemble as I have a little more patience in working with old and fiddly jobs.
Today was the steering rack, all the parts got a good clean and inspection, as these racks can leak, oil was ditched in favour of grease, more specifically LandRover Swivel Housing Grease, another part on a vehicle that was filled with oil in the past that now favours grease, this grease is very runny and gets everywhere, so was perfect for the job. New rubber boots had been purchased as the old ones were split, although I don't think you would be able to remove old ones without wrecking them, this was by far the toughest part of the job, it took some effort to get it on but once done it looked proper good.
Primera Sport put on this Cycle Show in the BIC showing all the latest gear to get us looking into our bank accounts and wondering if we can sneak in one more bike without someone rumbling us. There was attendance from lots of companies that they deal with, plus the welcome inclusion of Zwift, the clever trainer app to get you enjoying riding your bike indoors.