When I got the bike home I began taking it apart. There is a fair amount of rusted parts on it, but over a couple of days and with a bit of help from the guys at Bicycle I managed to get everything off the frame.
Looking for a frame at trash palace….
I’ve begun building a fixie, for general riding around and some commuting. It’s a different type of riding that I’m not too familiar with but will be good fun.
I managed to find a bike after visiting 7 or 8 places in the Wellington Region. I found a Raleigh Arena, in less that perfect condition at Trash Palace. After looking around a few more places, I went back on the Sunday and managed to pick it up for $15, sans Seat. The idea was to just find a suitable frame, and use whatever else I could from the original bike. I plan on using frame, cranks, fork and headset though they will be made more suitable for the fixie conversion.
Here is the original advertising from when it came out, around 30 years ago.