Im after a little advice and maybe some help, ive just picked up a Carlton Criterium that im looking to restore and maybe respray.
It seems to be in pretty good condition mechanically, just a rounded crank on the nds.
The previous owner hadnt ridden it in over 20yrs
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Heres a few details.
WL900154 (S) stamped on the bottom of the frame (August 1979?)
73 stamped on the headtube
The bottom bracket has 1.37 x 24t Japan Tange KT, (so im guessing its its standard british)
Suntour VX Rear Derailleur, Suntour Power Shifters, 52/42 front ring
Raleigh Wiemann 610 Brakes
Rigida 27 x 1 ¼ Rims, with Hague Hubs (seem in good condition, slight buckle to rear)
My plan is to keep it as is for the majority of components, new saddle & bar tape are needed.
However i would like to strip it all down and get it resprayed/powder coated.
First question, if im going to respray i will have to remove the BB and as i havent done this before whats the best technique and tools?
Also would it be best to refurb or replace the BB?