My girlfriend has had the same bike for almost her entire 2-wheeled life. Though I am not sure exactly which mid-90's year her Raleigh 'Tarantula' came from. It's an old one and treated like most family bikes...
Sadly, I don't have a full picture of the bike before I started - Only this one shot of the seat stays I took when consulting my Dad on something from across the country.
The Challenge was a simple one - after about the 16th(ish) winter it had given up the ghost... the casette was toast, all the cable chewed and the rust.... rust....everywhere... It also spent a portion of its life on the bottom of a pile of family bikes.
So the challenge was set. This bike needed a second coming...
You will need:
- 2x Spray cans of White Primer paint for metal - I used Krylon Brand
- 2x Spray cans of coloured paint (whatever colour you want - Krylon Black Matte and Liquidtex professional spray for the accenting colour)
- 2x Spray cans of Clear sealer - I used Krylon Brand
- Various Drop cloths/ Tarps
- Some means to suspend bike parts in the air (Rope, wire, etc...) - You can see what I used in step 3
- 10x Sheets of 100 grit Sandpaper
- 1x roll of painter's masking tape (usually it is green or blue) - any tape will do, but painter's tape comes off the easiest
- A Blowdryer