middleburn rs7 cranks restoration with vuelta usa chainrings
I`ve made another great restoration - now mountain bike retro cult - Middleburn RS7 square taper crankset. The crankset came to me with black Race Face chainrings. Once decoupled, I cleaned, brushed and machine polished the cranks to remove all damages, as well as I`ve removed Middleburn logo. I deciced not to restore it. I like the cranks in a new look without logo, thought. I restored and polished both self-extracting bolt caps, too. Original 5-arm Middleburn spider has been kept unchanged. I`ve mounted new classic MTB chainrings from Vuelta USA, SE series, big one with 42T and middle one with 32T, both in 94BCD size and brand new. Non-original Race Face chainrings are still in good shape, however, they don`t fit shiny look anymore. A small Race Face ring with 22T was restored and re-chromed. All chainrings have been mounted with a brand new set of chromium steel chainring bolts.