moved in to the new place almost three weeks ago noticed an old bike coved in dust with the rear wheel off and lay beside it gave it no more thought, came in from the supermarket one day and spotted the bike again i felt sorry for it so had a closer look and realised someone had also nicked the seat with the post and taken the quick release from the rear wheel so i decided to ask around and see if the owner wanted to move it on but after over two weeks of going door to door leaving a note on the bike and asking everyone that walked by i was told the owner had moved away and left the bike behind so here you go
i got the bike up to the apartment and gave a cheeky wash in the bath whilst the misses was away at a conference
it was in a pretty bad way dirt wise and spotted with rust especially the bars
i took the wheels off stripped them down and scrubbed them with a scouring pad and some fairy liquid, then gave the frame a quick spray with the shower on full heat and that brings me to here
got a quick release from a mate at the local bike shop so i can at least keep the rear wheel on whilst i clean and strip it slowly, got a mate coming over tommorow with some tyres some tubes and a bag full of bits to get her rolling.