Hi All total newbie here, I found this site a few weeks ago and have been inspired by what you guys do. I stumbled across this old relic today It was about to be thrown in a skip and being the idiot that I am I decided to bring it home with me
. Under all the muck dust and grime it claims to be a Halfords Ventura and it has a date stamp on the handlebar which says 07 / 81. It has a Brooks seat, Huret gears and weinmann brakes, the tyres are shot and basically its a shed (well to be totally honest if it were a shed it would have had a demolition notice served on it).
However, everything turns and moves as it should, nothing appears to have any adverse play in it and in a scrapheap challenge sort of way I have set myself the task of trying to get it road worthy / useable
It's purely a fun project and the maximum budget is £40.00 I will only be using car cleaning / polishing gear that I already have, plenty of elbow grease and whatever I can beg, borrow, steal or get cheaply off here or ebay.
I have attached some photos and will update if and when I make any progress. Remember It only a fun project to cut my teeth on and see what can be done for next to nothing, I realise the best thing would be to return to the skip and put it out of its misery but lets see!
Cheers for now, I am near Chester if anyone has anything knocking around particulary tyres that might help to save the junkyard dog.