Needs some oil on the skinwalls. The kind you find on a very dirty chain. Same with the crankset and the hubs really. They're far too clean.
Just my opinion, of course.
The tyres were from a bike jumble and are quite ratty already in places
The look I am after is rusty frame with a clean and shiny drive train , I like thought of a rusty car that looks like a wreck but you pop the hood and a shiny v8 with polished carburettors greets you without a dirty finger print in sight
and of course runs like a dream !
Gravy Monster wrote:
Ankor Wax seems to be the way to go, apparently will polish up also
Linseed oil is definitely the best thing to use; I have had several bare-steel bikes before and it gives excellent protection without really affecting the appearance. It dries to a gummy finish, so it won't rub off on your clothes.
And it smells nice!
Sounds good, I will PM you for some info