It was in pretty good condition actually! Perhaps too good for a full-on restoration?
Still, I suppose it's nice to start with a relatively easy one, and it had the advantage that I could reuse the brakes/bars etc.
after1.jpgAfter respray and rebuild.
After respray and rebuild.
Clearly, it's a new crank. Also replaced the chain. Those are the original steel rimmed wheels.
bike.jpgNow complete with new 17" AM wheels and Stelvio tyres.
Now complete with new 17" AM wheels and Stelvio tyres.
I built the wheels myself - which was good fun.
Note that the seat tube seems to be bending backwards!