Here are a few more bikes I've restored:
1964 ROADMASTER SKYRIDER
The first bike I restored was this AMF Roadmaster product, which was fairly heavy-laden with rust. Most was fixable; I did have to replace the front wheel as it was just too far gone to save. Other items replaced include:
- Fenders (Wald Middleweight #952-26)
- Tires and tubes (Tires: Kenda/Sunlite whitewall street tires, 26x1.75")
- Seat (Roadmaster, off the shelf)
- Cleaning and repacking of all major bearings
- Painting wheels, handlebars, pedals, chainwheel and crank
- Lubricating the rear hub (Fichtel & Sachs "Komet")
1973 SCHWINN SUPER SPORT
This bike was a pleasure to work on - as one of Schwinn's partly hand-built fillet-brazed rides (using brass at the joints), this one is as well built as they come and rides like a dream on wheels. It also had just 35 miles (!) on it. All I had to replace on this one were the tires, tubes and brake pads, everything else just got adjusted and/or lubed.
Tires used were Michelin Protek, 27x1-1/4". I swear by these for their wet-weather traction, reflective whitewalls, and low price - even more affordable than Walmart's cheapest road tires ... and better, too.
I added the chrome lightweight Wald fenders at the customer's request.
1970 RALEIGH SPORTS
One of the quintessential English sport roadsters now largely forgotten, this Sports came to me needing only a good, solid cleanup and a new front tire and tube. I also lubed and tuned the Sturmey-Archer's shift mechanism.
When waxing bike frames, I use only Turtle Wax, same as I do for my cars and trucks.