In 2013 I purchased a Condor Mahin bicycle in Second Hand that I found online, I could negotiate the price down to 80€, a bargain for a bicycle that I found out was manufactured on Gray’s Inn Road in London.
She had a few issues that I would had to repair, some little parts with rust, the dynamo was not working anymore… But, despite those issues, she looked like new after washing it.
On 30th November I cycled for the first time with this bicycle, I was invited by someone I had met in a Couchsurfing weekly meeting in Lisbon, Portugal, this person was Peter Lamb who is now a good friend of mine.
After that 100Km day trip I stopped the bicycle and never used it again, until 3 weeks ago.
Now, the bicycle had become even more rusty, even in the wheels’ spokes! I had now a lot of work.
- Step 1: Disassemble the Bicycle and throw away its stand stick and bell that were in awful conditions
- Step 2: Isolate everything I didn’t want to paint with painter’s tape.
- Step 3: Sanding every part before painting.
- Step 4: Cleaning it with a dry cloth
- Step 5: Paint it and wait at least a day
- Step 6: Assemble it back again
- Step 7: Fixing the mudguards that were brokenI then applied a few more items to it:
- Handlebar Bag
- Front tube little waterproof bag for Cellphone
- Tyre Valve Caps Neons
- 2 Silicone LED Light Flash
- Bicycle Side Stand
- Wireless Cycling ComputerItems I still have to apply to it:
- New pedals
- New bell
- Alarm and GPS location
I also have a rear pannier bike bag, which I will wear only for long trips
Here are some photos of the bicycle during the process of repairing