Vintage City Bike (lemon)
A vintage restoration! The kind of build that got me started on building in general!
I've always had a soft spot for old things that work beautifully. This bike, made in 1975 by my own estimate, was a great candidate for a Christmas present.
The process is always generally the same - disassemble, strip, repaint, then get everything to work again after 30 years of neglect.
Notable accomplishments for this guy are:
Working through the pre-standard sizes of EVERYTHING
New favorite paint
Keeping that OG 1981 Bicycle License (?!) sticker
Getting the old 3-speed hub to work
Nicknaming her Lemon
Working on this bike was a treat, here’s to hoping it lasts another 30 years.
Ask me about:
how spray.bike paint works
#10 machine screws
how gloriously old this bike is
where she sits now