I've picked up a 10 speed Puch Mixte to build up for the girlfriend. I know its nothing special but she likes the look of it and thats half the battle won already!
She already KNOWS what it will look like when its finished, I just have to build it up now.
I used to happily take bikes to bits and rebuild them when I was a kid, unfortunately 20 years later I seem to have forgotten it all and my 'Yeah, I could fix that up' when she showed me a picture of the bike seems a little bit ambitious now
Any advice and pointers on how to go about the rebuild would be much appreciated. And sorry for all the dumb questions I'm likely to ask.
Don't care if parts are new or used, as long as they are up to the job.
I need some alloy 700c wheels as the old ones appear to be knackered and I'd like to put alloy on to help the stopping power. Its going to have 32mm or 35mm tyres on it when its done. I've been looking for a cheapish pair on ebay but there seem to be lots of options these days and don't really know what I need. The bike currently has Simplex gears on it. 5 cogs at the back, 2 at the front. Apparently I'll need a freewheel. The rear cogs are covered in rust so I don't know if its worth getting some that are rust-free to start with? Where do I start!?
I also need to overhaul the brakes - going to replace all the cables and blocks, is there anything else to look at?
sorry for the long post - I know I'll have loads more questions - any help and pointers would be great and thank you for your patience!