I am ‘adopting’ my mother’s old tandem bike and doing my best to bring life back to the contraption. Sawdust, cob or spider webs mostly gave the bike the ‘old’ look; I brought it up to ‘vintage’ now. I oiled/greased up the gears and rubbed the rest of the bike down with some WD40 for protection against whatever the garage may throw its way.
My final eval:
- Gears, shifter, drive & brakes in working order
- Front steering bar is warped, leaving the bar a little skewed (needs replacement)
- Air pressure is mostly holding in the tires for more than a day, but the rims are rusting and in need of replacement (might as well do a full tire set)
- Tire guards(?) are rusting and could use some ‘pimpage’
Suggestions on approach?