The Bennett in all its upturned-handlebars former glory ….See more pics of it on this post. Some lovely details are emerging on this Bennett as I am restoring it. The headbadge with brass rivets, which was painted over before, and the Shimano shifters which had plastic covers on them ….Some delightful little hearts welded onto the downtube ….This one holds the shifters in place as you can see and another one further down holds the cable in place. Cute!
I am using wet and dry sandpaper on the alloy and chrome parts to restore the shine to them. Some of the rust will not come off the wheels but mostly it is finding shine everywhere!
If anyone knows a quicker way to get this stuff off, it would be much appreciated!
I am planning to change the colour of it, I have removed the decals from the seat tube and will paint over the remaining stickers as they are damaged and do not have any great value that I am aware of. It rides quite nicely, though the frame may be too small for me.