So, I finally put the finishing touches to my bike on Saturday…I feel kind of lost now.
It started out like this, and cost me £60 from one of those bike rescue places:
But more knackered, rusty and scratched etc, one of the pedals came off as I was rounding a corner (thankfully, no cars coming, or I'd be a dead un.) A few months later, when I went over a pot hole, the front mudguard decided to attach itself to my front wheel, over the handlebars I flew, chipping my two front teeth on the road.
Eventually it was in such a state (buckled wheels, really badly cracked tyres etc) I decided to give it a full overhaul.
Rain, and a lack of cleaning led to it looking like this just before it was stripped and painted:
I could have cried when I put the cotterless chainset and cranks on, it was so easy, and had wasted sooooooooo much time knocking out cotter pins, to change the spindle, try and fit a new cottered crankset (on which the holes for cotter pins were too large) and before painting.
After some last minute welding (there was a crack in the swing arm), it went to the powder coaters.
And now, and now and now and now….
I can't believe how well the head badge came up, it was so dull before the bike was stripped back.
Everything bar the headset & the brakes has been replaced since I bought the bike 4 yrs ago.
<3 my bike
Show me pictures of yr bike please!