This bike belongs to my mother. She bought it when she was 13 years old, in 1957, and used it until around 1995 when she bought a mountain bike. The Lenton then just deteriorated in the attic, until I asked my mum if i could fix it up for my wife to use. My wife hates her crappy, soul-less aluminium hybrid.
The original wheels were 597 mm and the steel rims were rusted beyond repair. So I replaced the wheels with some low cost alloy 590 rims from here:
The rear wheel has a Velosteel coaster brake, like this:
I saved the original hubs, just in case I decide to true restoration is in order one day.
The original Brookes saddle had disintegrated so, I borrowed a B66s from my Brompton.
This is what it looked like at this stage in the refurb.: