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Vintage bike restoration

Started this discussion. Last reply by Savvas on Thursday. 8 Replies

Hi everyone, I recently found my Grandfathers old Super Elliot in the back…Continue

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Paul Schaefer replied to Paul Schaefer's discussion Vintage bike restoration
"That looks unreal! Did you restore it yourself? Mine would need all new nickel plating, any ideas where I could get that done? Not sure if my original photo posted so I'll try and put another one up of the "before" photo"
Feb 10
Paul Schaefer replied to Paul Schaefer's discussion Vintage bike restoration
"Thanks for the tips but I think the paintwork is too far gone to be restored unfortunately. It's got quite a bit of surface rust and the pinstriping is missing in parts. I've identified it as a 1948 model that would have had a two-toned…"
Feb 10
rossmg replied to Paul Schaefer's discussion Vintage bike restoration
Feb 8
Notina Hurry replied to Paul Schaefer's discussion Vintage bike restoration
"My hot tip is DO NOT REPAINT IT.  It would be a travesty, an outrage, a crime against vintage bicycles. You would be destroying the very thing that gives it it’s intrinsic vintage value - that it is in original condition. The original…"
Feb 7
Daniel liked Paul Schaefer's discussion Vintage bike restoration
Feb 7
Kristian Andrejewskis replied to Paul Schaefer's discussion Vintage bike restoration
"I can't help, but would love to see the "after" photo. Post it back on here when you're done"
Feb 7
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Vintage bike restoration

Hi everyone, I recently found my Grandfathers old Super Elliot in the back of a shed & would love to restore it to its former glory.Besides the obvious need for a paint job, the wheels are a bit crooked, the cranks on the chainring are a bit bent and the saddle needs replacing. Can anyone point me in the right direction to a shop or someone that might be able to…See More
Feb 6
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Avanti Cadent
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