May 9, 2005
Stickers and knickers
Last night after working on my yard projects I decided I had better get back to my bicycle restoration project so I worked on it for an hour and a half, disassembling the rest of the bike and heating up and pealing off reflectorized stickers. Iím still not done with sticker removal, because it still doesnít work quickly. The stickers cool and harden again before I can peel off too much. Iím going to have to work on it next weekend a lot because my time is running out! But I anticipate it will go back together faster than it came apart. Itíll be like building a new bike from frame up. Of course thatís speculation, because Iíve never done anything like this before. So far itís still a fun project and look forward to seeing it all done.
The last time I was at County Cycles I bought a new set of black-rubber pedals to replace the highly worn pedals on the bike. They are very similar to the original but have reflectors on them and are better quality. Those cost 10 dollars for the pair. I also got some white cable housing and new cable for the rear hub and brakes to replace the yellowed-existing cable housing.
To make this more interesting, this ride comes with a costume requirement. I have to try to dress in the period British style, which I think is knickers, button-down shirt, tie, etc. Iím still going to wear my helmet though. Iíll have to be creative in this one I think and maybe go shopping at the thrift stores. When do I fit that into my schedule?! 11 days until project deadline!
Posted by carl1236 at May 9, 2005 4:20 PM | Bicycle Restoration