My Niece learnt to ride her bike this summer and has rapidly outgrown her first bike. I asked her what type of bike she would like and was told that black with flames was what she wanted. There is a bike that is black with flames available but its a boys frame and they seem expensive and where would the fun be in just buying one? A few weeks later a suitable bike appeared on ebay which i won and soon stripped down. i removed all of the old paint with my trusty wire brush on an angle grinder. I took extra care not to push it too hard as the frame is alluminium and i didnt want to gouge big lumps out of it. it did a really good job and didnt seem to remove any metal.