Introduction: Bike Restoration
So you just get a really cool bike from the 1960s. It's fenders and rims are covered in rust. You just think it's done but you wonder if you can fix it. Now this instructable won't cover all problems but most. It will cover: cleaning rust, spokes, frame, chain and much more!!!!!
Step 1: Cleaning Off Rust
Now we won't need anything hard to do to clean the rust. All you will need is a Steel wool soap pad. Now get a bowl of water dip the soap pad in the water. Now get it out of the water and press the soap pad on the rust spots and run the spots 3 or 4 times. Take your time it really helps!
Step 2: Frame Cleaning
Now you may want to clean the frame. Now you can take off the tires. You will need wrenches to do so. Now use regular dish soap (or the left over water from the soap pad) use nothing but a dish towel or rag. Don't use the soap pad it will remove the finish on the bike. Now your bike is almost done!Usally bike tires use a 9/16 wrench.
Step 3: Spokes
Now to the spokes use the soap pad to clean the spokes. If they are broken you will usually have to get new ones. They go through the center disk inside the tire and screw into the top part. Rember sketch the spoke design that way they go in right! To tighten them turn it left to make them loose turn right.
Step 4: Chain
Now you can skip this part if your chain is fine. If your chain is broken sadly you will need to get a new one rember to take it with you to the shop.
Step 5: Done
Now ride it all you want and keep it going!!!!!