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How can I learn to take care of an old (70s era) road bike/get it back to working condition?

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Asked by: Alejandra Mendez

How do you revive an old bike?

Or your new daily commuter bikes saving wear and tear on your favorite weekend bike alternatively you could do up sell it make a bit of cash.

How do I service an old road bike?

First up then with the cranks. Just try and shock them from side to side. As. You can see here let's play in that which spells trouble. Or potential trouble at least or at least an adjustment job.

Is it worth fixing a vintage bike?

If the integrity of the frame is compromised, it’s time for a new bike. If the frame is bent, cracked, rusted through, has broken welds, a stuck seatpost or bottom bracket, it’s time for it to be retired.

Is it worth upgrading an older road bike?

This sort of bike is often worth considerable upgrading; the frame quality is often comparable to that of a new bike that might sell for over $1000. On the other hand, these bikes are sometimes also worth keeping “period” or doing light restoration work on, if you get off on the “retro” aspect.

How do you clean a vintage bike?

Process is putting on some degreaser. Getting rid of all the dirt. And all the grime. I personally like to use simple green as i find it to be a good solvent that isn't super harsh.

Can a rusty bike be saved?

You can use either Jenolite Rust Remover or Jenolite Rust Converter to restore your bike, depending on how rusty it is. One application of our rust converter will react with rust to convert it to a stable compound, ready to paint over without wiping or rinsing away.

What can I do with an old bike?

There are several ways to get rid of old bicycles. If your bike is in good condition or can easily be repaired, you might consider donating your old bike to a charity, thrift store, or acquaintance in need of a bike. You may even be able to donate your broken bike for parts.

What can you do with old bike tubes?

So simple solution get a narrow section inner tube cut width ways across it so essentially. You've got a small elastic band. Pull that over across the buckle. And hey presto.

What can I make with old bike parts?

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