My mom has this older bike, she got it in about 1964 or so. I don't know much about it...
Some of the spokes are missing, the rims are rusted, the tires are warped, altough they have good tubes and slime inside for the time being. The coaster brake hub seems to be worn out - Sometimes it will slip when you try to pedal.
It has a brooks saddle, although it's in bad shape and not as comfortable as it once was, I guess.
Here are the photos of it (More can be taken if anyone's curious):
It's somewhat rideable, except for the untrue back wheel and the tricky hub. The tire rubs against the frame every rotation, which slows it down.
I'm just wondering if it's worth fixing up. My mom got a new bike, and this has been sitting unused for a long time.
It'd be nice to have a fixed gear bike, but I'm not sure if this is the right candidate for that project.
Trueing the wheel and replacing the hub would be the ideal thing.. Everything else is intact. Maybe replace the missing spokes in the front.
However, most of it is rusted pretty badly, so the cog in back might need to be replaced also.
Is that bottom bracket a standard BMX/American one? If so, would regular 3-piece cranks for an American BB work?
Thanks in advance.