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Linus Restoration: Major Project

This was a huge project. But I think you'll agree that it was worth it.  This is the finished product: Before the front brake: Before rack and front brake.


I  didn't take enough before pics.  My bad.  But here is the broken down frame before stripping.
I used a DIY tool to spread the dropouts and align them with one like this:

Then I stripped the frame with "Aircraft" paint stripper. (no photos).  Then primed the frame and fork with grey primer and painted with Rustoleum Smoke Grey:



 While I was waiting for paint to dry I broke down the rear wheel:

 and rebuilt it with a new Shimano Nexus 3 speed coaster hub to replace the 1 speed that was wrecked:



This epoxy clearcoat was amazingly strong:
 And the new headset was pressed in with a DIY tool


 And the new bottom bracket threaded in.  Plastic?  Oh well.

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