May 18, 2005
The Joys of 3 Speeds
Tonight I worked on my Armstrong 3-speed bike for 3 hours. Most of that was spent scrubbing rust off the rear fender. It really shines now. With these chrome fenders and bright red paint, this bike must have been a sharp looking bike in it's day! When I put it back together on Friday, it will look and ride like new again. I can't wait to see the results of all this work!
I know after reading this blog and seeing the final product all of you will want your very own British made 3 Speed Bicycle to restore. So, I have made available online 6 decent, ready to restore bikes. Most of these bikes are in better shape than the one I'm restoring now. Hurry up and bid on the bike you like the most before someone else gets it for a steal. I paid 75 dollars for my Armstrong and the really, really rusted Raleigh Sports on eBay I bid on sold for 110 dollars plus shipping.
You know you want one! We'll all wear knickers and ride from pub to pub and enjoy the wonders of English-style bicycle touring!
Posted by carl1236 at May 18, 2005 10:53 PM | Bicycle Restoration
Dude, you rock! I am totally gonna nominate you for bikeped prez or something.
Posted by: nathan at May 19, 2005 12:32 PM