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Old 05-07-13, 07:38 AM
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Raleigh Chiltern Restoration

Hi all, new to these forums so please bear with!

Just after a bit of advice and help. Recently purchased by first bike to restore as a summer project. It's a ladies Raleigh Chiltern, I think it's a 1989 model. I'm looking to strip it down and re-spray it. For an amateur who has never done this, realistically how easy is it? I don't want to take the bike to pieces and do a rubbish job! Also the handlebars are starting to flake, it doesn't look like rust, but i cant be certain. Again should i look at replacing the handlebars completly or is there anything i can do to restore them? i am a complete beginner so please be kind, just looking to restore the bike as a summer project!

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We are going to need pics Jaid.
When you post them, we'll be all over your thread.
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You might want to ask yourself - Should I Paint My Bicycle? There are many pros and cons to be considered when it comes to painting a vintage bicycle.
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