Thursday, August 4
My creative space...
Has been getting rather rusty. I'm slowly but surely making this lovely girl run. She goes now, with a slight groan and a definite lack of brakes. I've cleaned her thoroughly with a mix of vinegar, baking soda, water, eucalyptus oil, rags and a tooth brush. I thought the chain would need replacing but it's come up fine. I thought the gears probably wouldn't work, but they do. BUT the rust. The miles of rust. After trying several different methods it turns out fine metal sandpaper is the way to go.
I've got another wheel to de-rust, a kickstand to remove, front brake pads to replace, brakes to be tightened, a mudguard to straighten, and maybe a paint job on the handlebars. I'm also going to de-rust the parcel rack and paint it white I think, just to tie in.
It's lovely to cruise perfectly upright on her though. Go you good thing!
More creative spaces here...
Ps. Still time to enter my giveaway here!