ldrcycles wrote:Great news, the Avoriaz i picked up is only a 52cm, so i can't be tempted into restoring it
Sounds like just my size (and my year)! Feel free to send it my way if you don't want it.
Hamster wrote:Unless it really really needs repainting please leave it alone. The original paint, decals even the scratches are all part of the bike's history. A few minutes at a sandblaster and it's all gone forever.
ldrcycles wrote:Good work, that looks nice, especially with the Scott aerobars.
ldrcycles wrote:Finished it off with cotton twine, like you see in this youtube vid by Rivendell bikes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tO8DcaOJzrA (mute the sound if you're not a fan of jazz).
cray- wrote:ldrcycles wrote:Good work, that looks nice, especially with the Scott aerobars.
I was about to say looks nice *apart* from the Scott aerobars! Not my cup of tea, but each to their own.
chrisboll wrote:I have picked up a Raleigh Grand Prix that is in serious need of some TLC. The chain has rusted up, as has one pedal spindle, and the cables and tyres need some attention. There is some surface rust at the usual places.
My questions are:
If I can get the pedal apart is it worth trying to clean it up, keeping the bike fully original?
Should I be looking at taking apart all the bearing for cleaning and lubrication?
Haven't had a chance to take any pics yet but will and post as the project progresses.
ldrcycles wrote:Dragged all the bikes out onto the lawn the other day for some piccies...
(these are just the ones that are rideable, there's another few dozen in various stages).
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