‘Ellie-Mae’ a step-through Hercules of mature years and a reluctance to stop came with a request to bring it up to daily use condition.
The wheels were rusted and worn and were the obvious place to start the refurb. A pair of new stirrup brake compatible wheels were sourced and an 18 tooth sprocket fitted.
The front rod/stirrup brake was less than optimum, so it was out with the straightening irons.
The front forks needed a bit of fettling as well.
Then a service, grease to replace the air that was lubricating the bearings, new tyres and tubes, a new chain, brake blocks and a good rub with some extra fine wire wool.
Now she is ready for the 21st Century…with that 1940’s vibe.
Oh and now it stops.