Saturday, December 6, 2008

Huffy/Raleigh Day 3

Henceforth, this bike shall be known as the "Huffeigh." Anyway, things have been progressing slowly with the new project, and I'll have more to say later, but I wanted to share how well the chain ring cleaned up--much improved over how it used to look. Both crank arms cleaned up just as well. This was done with fine steel wool and rubbing compound. The rest has not been so encouraging, but I'll save that for another post.

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  1. One of the reasons I am so enamored of the old British bikes. Their nickel plate chrome is second to none and will last forever! Not to mention the unusual designs of the chainrings. It also doesn't hurt that the oil bath hubs keep a slight coating on everything ;-)

    Aaron

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  2. Indeed...the chrome plating seems close to indestructable until you get into the 1970s and even then it seems to depend on the model.

    Good job, Thom!

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