Alex’s Totally Affordable Vintage Road Bike Restoration Project. Part 1 – Finding something to restore
So Hi, I’m Alex and this is the start of a series of blog posts documenting the restoration of a vintage road bike, interspersed with pictures of my cat,she’s called CATFACE, this is her. (yes grumpy is her default expression) Well first of all for this restoration project to get started I’m going to need a frame to restore. So […]
Rear Dropout on the Drive Side had been opened up and the forks were also slightly twisted and the drop out was also opened up on one side. We simply managed to close the gap in the dropout using extra large adjustable pliers, shielded with folded card to protect the metalwork (although to be honest […]
Cranks chosen on price, these came in just under £20 with a reasonable ratio to work well against 16 teeth at the rear simple and silver. Square Taper Bottom Bracket required, I’ll have to wait until I can find something short enough to assemble it, this need something in the range of 68mm X 101mm. […]
Rear Dropout on the Drive Side had been opened up and the forks were also slightly twisted and the drop out was also opened up on one side.
We simply managed to close the gap in the dropout using extra large adjustable pliers, shielded with folded card to protect the metalwork (although to be honest at this stage there’s nothing to protect) we don’t want any gauge and scores or marks we want to file down any imperfections as we go.
The forks were easily pulled back into shape and balanced perfectly just using hand forces the forward leg was corrected and dropout closed up a touch on the one side.
We’re sorry to have to announce neither Alex nor myself will be at Brent BMX Club, this weekend. I’m off to Lundy Island for a few days, maybe a spot of diving, canoeing…
It’s a rare occasion I get a Holiday
It also seems weather wasn’t going to be on our side any how with rain predicted all day
We will be back in action Saturday week 27th June , with our usual support from 1-3pm on Saturday Afternoon.
Perfect for commuting making it easy to hop on a bus or train, and it’s easy to store too. It needs a clean up and a bit of a service but hey that’s part of the fun of it! And with this auction starting at the bargain cost of 40 quid delivered it’s a great deal.
You can find the auction here, But hurry not long left!
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