some weeks ago it was still warm in Melbourne and I was working in a bike shop. I bought this for $10 because I wanted something to do at work during my lunch hour.
I knew it was a piece of junk and that I'd probably paid more than the going rate for it but I pushed on, pulled it down... was dismayed to find that it uses some kind of proprietary Malvern Star BB with no options available to convert it to a modern sealed unit! I put it aside for a few weeks.
finally decided that I didn't want a big dollar spend on this one and the existing BB and crankset were in good shape any way so I stripped the paint. A few things I discovered:
1. Paint stripper in a spray can is better than the brush-on type.
2. Steel wool is awesome.
3. cannot understate the usefulness of an iron shaped orbital sander!
I used an etch primer and baked the frame and forks next to the fire (it's just started to get cold here).
Not a good picture I'm afraid but I've laid on the first couple of coats of British racing green and am, as I write, baking it in front of the fire again. Raining out tonight I wonder if I'll be able to get another coat on tomorrow?