Monday, 7 January 2013

Vintage Bike Restoration

 (post written in Amy's words)

In April 2012 I wrote a post about an old vintage bike we bought from Trade Me and were planning to do up. You can read the post HERE.

After a final burst of motivation by Dave he finished the bike yesterday! (I say that he did because, to be honest, I pretty much did nothing to help with this project. I did some sanding of the guards and cleaned the wheels)

And here are more photos, in a general order, of the restoration process...

Rust-proof primer on the body
Black top coat with the guards in the background
Tape around the bits that will be painted cream

All the accents taped up ready to be painted
Leather seat purchased from Trade Me
Comfy springs

Front forks all painted up
Back rack
Slowly coming together (phone photo sorry!)



  1. LOVE IT!! And great job on the black and white.

  2. Shes beautiful! I love the white accents, and also the last photo! its my fav ;)


    Well done Raccoon!

  3. Great job guys! That last photo is the best!

  4. it looks awesome, well done

  5. that is soooo cool (and you look so cool riding it!). i'd love to get my hubby to do me a retro bike renovation one day (i MUST show him this post to spur him on, but AFTER he's finished the hundred other jobs i have for him lol!) x

    1. Hahahaha! This made me laugh out loud. :)

  6. Your bike is SO awesomely-mega-cool-ness-fo-shizzle.

  7. Lovely bike ;o) feel free to post the restoration on


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