My name is Tom (as the username suggests), from Wakefield, and I am looking for help and assistance from you kind folks.
My partner was recently given a retro bike and, although she still hasn't ridden it yet, she already loves it.
The stickers suggest that it's a Puch, but to be fair I don't really know how original it is.
My partner dropped it off at my garage and asked if I could clean it for her - but as a suprise I am going to fully restore it so that it looks spanking new - then present it to her as her Christmas present.
Here is the only decent pic I have of the bike...
Here's a link to a larger image - http://www.flickr.com/photos/66316617@N ... hotostream
Now, I don't know what model it is, does anyone know?
I have seen a few bikes that it looks similar to;
http://www.flickr.com/photos/36112884@N ... otostream/
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Germa ... 3f1e59627f
http://www.gumtree.com/p/for-sale/ladie ... /112753982
Also, I am going to strip the bike, blast it and then have it re-painted and all of the chrome re-chromed. Do you guys reccommend anywhere in West Yorkshire?
How much does a frame respray usually cost?
How about the cost of chromework?
I am also in the market for some whitewall 26 x 1 1/4 32/597 tyres to sit on the new wheels. Does anyone know where I could get these?
I am used to working on motorcycles, and have owned motorbikes for a lot of years but I have never worked on a pushbike. It all looks fairly straightforward, but sourcing nackered parts looks like its going to be the biggest hurdle.
I will check back every opportunity I get, but I don't want the missus to get wind of what I'm doing.
Thank you in advance,