First bike teardown for powder coating - can a newbie do this successfully?
Have some bikes that I want to powdercoat & need advice on tear down and putting bike back together.
Mechanic experience - 1979 Jeep CJ7 - usual brakes, belts, starter replacement that kind of stuff.
Tools: Park PCS 10 Stand, craftsman wrench set, socket set, usual shade tree mechanic tools
Bike: '76 Raleigh Grand Prix, late 70's Fuji mixte
Do I need to remove bottom bracket? If so any special tools needed?
Headset - removal - any special tools?
Or should I let a LBS pull BB, headset & replace after the powder coating?
Would that be cheaper than buying tools needed to do job?
Have an R.E.I. close by that people say are reasonable for everyday repairs.
Thanks for any info.