Classic Bike Guide

How to recommission a barn find

1 First put the kettle on. Then tut, scratch your beard and have a good look around the bike, starting from the front and going through to the rear. This will help get a feel for what you’re about to tackle.

With nothing apparent wrong save for some perished rubbers and loose levers, we got the bike onto the ramp for a closer look. Both tyres were at, so some air in the tyres 28 psi front, 30psi rear) gave us some time to see if the tubes were leaking. A ramp makes working on a bike so much easier and can be had from

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