thanks ever so much for the pointers, esp bicycle tutor!! - i must admit i had been looking at new bikes as the missus had agreed to £300 budget
And she is quite rusty, poorly parts and i have never stripped a bike before.... Anyway. I have now been stripping her back to the frame. Cleaned up brakes, callipers, handlebars. Seat/post is wrecked. Few rusty nuts. Also took the front hub apart as i had 2 cone spanners in my tool box, thick brown grease, left them in 10w40 motor oil with thinners came up a treat!
I went to a bike shop to discuss "old v new" and the chap said there was a risk of ithe frame rusting from the inside out as its been outside for 8+ years. Any truth in that?
Also, i have been compiling a list of parts and tools, its quite long! - is there a cheap online shop that sells tools?
22mm crank puller
hooked lock ring wrench
32/36mm headset wrench