I have (from what I can determine) a 1960s Raleigh Sports female my girlfriend left with me before she left for school. I had promised her would take care of it but to be quite honest this bike has seen better days. I thought it would be a fun project to restore it for her. From what I can gather it needs a new front hub/rim, tires, brakes, the gears need to be fixed up, triggers, little bit of rust, chain and some chrome polishing. Just all of it.
From what I've read on the forums i could determine a few things like polishing the frame with bunched foil and linseed oil to preserve the patina. I can polish the chrome in a similar fashion but with chrome polish. I could replace the chain and brakes. Other than that I need some help. I'm not very good with bikes but I am a handy person. Are there any procedures or tips on what I should be doing? I know how to tune my road bike but when it comes to this I'm kind of like a fish out of water. How do I get the rusty screws out? I tried really hard but they wouldn't budge. Where do I get parts?
Thanks in Advance. Attached is a picture of the bike. I really appreciate any input. I figured this would be a nice addition to her christmas gift.