Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Painting step 1: take your bike apart

This is the bike I selected for repainting: a Raleigh Super Record, already converted into a single speed, and with a homemade disc wheel. Great bike, but it can surely afford some cosmetic improvement. My plan is to repaint the frame, put a coaster brake on the back wheel, and stencil the disc wheel.

First I take it completely apart, stuffing the parts into plastic bags and into a box, so I don't loose anything.

Only the frame and the fork remain, it's ready for preping:

Go to step 2