Finally, after inheriting this 1970ish grand sport deluxe gitane from an old friend, i have completed giving it the love and care it has dearly needed.
Here are some pictures of the process:
The "organs" of my bike(spot the broken wrench!):
My scary(because im afraid of messing it up) cottered crank:
Sanding(this took forever, definitely going to let a professional do it next time, but a must needed experience)
The beautiful green paint(oh so beautiful!):
Greasing the bottom bracket(spot curry chicken??):
Removed the crappy handlebar tape and polished up the stem a bit(look at that sexy hand of mine):
more after the jump!