If you read my blog you know that my favorite way to exercise is biking.
In my off-time, I've been working on rebuilding a road-bike frame my brother gave me. I know it's not terribly weight-loss related, but I'd like to share my handiwork.
This is what I started with. No wheels, no seat, just a really ugly bike frame.
Next, I pulled the crank out.
Got most of the extras off here.
I stripped most of the paint off here. Chemical paint stripper is some nasty stuff. Probably not too good for the environment.
I stripped all the rest of the paint and rust off with a wire brush that attached to my drill. You can't really see it here, but the frame was gorgeous shining in the sun. It's almost a shame I painted it.
Next I primed. Had a little overspray on the bricks. Oh well, I think I'll just turn them over.
All set to paint.
This is how it looks now. It's drying in my garage, just waiting for those beautiful wheels. It's a shade more John Deere than I'd hoped, but I'm happy with the color.
I can't wait for the paint to cure so I can reassemble and get out on the road.