This bike was in terrible shape when we first got it. The paint job was chipped and rusty. The components were corroded and needed to be replaced. All moving parts and bearings were completely toasted from the passage of time and incorrect maintenance/storage.
First, it was stripped of all its “passé” components and the frameset was sent over to our friends at @rebicyclemtl for a new Mint color paint job. We upgraded the frame to a modern BSA bottom bracket thanks to an American > BSA threaded converter, making this bike future proof and sealed-bearing friendly. With enough clearance for 700c, we were able to get rid of the old 26x1-3/8 wheels and install a fresh set of tan walls. The frame was cold set to a 130MM rear dropout spacing to accommodate the hub we needed and build this bike with a 1x drivetrain. In order to keep this build low budget, a 130BCD 1x Litepro Chainring was installed, which paired nicely with our Olympia CNC crankset. Since it was previously setup as a coaster-brake bike, we found a way to reverse-mount a long-reach rear brake to the seatstay bridge which was safe for Sunday cruising as the customer intended. A few NOS parts later, it was time for finishing touches: We had @velocals print up a set of vintage Art-Deco style Astro Daimler decals to complement the modern Mint-Green paint job and remind us of what this bike used to be.