RESTORATION TIPS - PAINT:Light in Front tank posted by: Liza on 5/21/2007 at 10:16:56 PM
Hello :) I have been restoring my 1962 J.C. Higgins bike for about 8 years now... its pretty much done except for the light in the front tank. The light is perfect but the battery harness is rotted and there is a piece broken off. When can I get a replacement??? Any help is appreciated! I'm in the southern California area... thank you!!

RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:Front fender replacement posted by: Derek on 5/20/2007 at 11:43:18 AM
I've pulled a couple of pretty awesome vintage bikes out of the trash in the past few weeks,one is an Auto-Mini folding bike that seems to be in excellent shape, the other is a gray huffy bay pointe ten speed that is missing a brace for the rear fender and looks like it has mountings for a front fender that isn't there anymore. I plan on taking it to the bike shop once it stops raining to at least get the braceing for the rear fender, but i was wondering if anybody has tips on getting replacement fenders that will match the bike pretty good for the front tire. its a really cool shade of deep gray, and although i would like to replace the fender, it would look pretty lame if it didn't match up exactly. I also would like to add those old school torpedo headlights onto both bikes, but i was wondering if most bike places carry headlights in that style or if i would have to special order them.

   RE:RESTORATION TIPS - MISC: Front fender replacement posted by Ed on 6/6/2007 at 7:52:17 PM
The Auto mini was the real prize. Ed

RESTORATION TIPS - PAINT:Spaceliner wiring posted by: Akikuro on 5/13/2007 at 2:19:02 PM
I'm trying to restore a woman's Spaceliner and i can't figure out how the wiring should go for the horn and light in the front tank.

Does anyone have suggestions? Much appreciated!

   RE:RESTORATION TIPS - PAINT:Spaceliner wiring posted by nate on 5/17/2007 at 4:30:15 AM
It should be pretty easy:
Two wires from the battery holder, one goes to one terminal on the light and the other goes to one end of the switch.
Then a wire from the other end of the switch to the other terminal of the light.

   RE:RESTORATION TIPS - PAINT:Spaceliner wiring posted by Akikuro on 5/19/2007 at 7:44:57 PM
Thanks. I tried it but no luck. I'm wondering if it's more complicated that i have a light and horn wired to a single battery tray,

I took some pictures of the parts. Any help anyone could provide would be greatly appreciated.

Also- can anyone recommend a good polishing compound to brighten up and maybe protect a painted frame? I have a Columbia 3 star and i want to clean it up without stripping the original paint.

RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:Restoring Old School BMX Bike posted by: Sarah on 5/8/2007 at 9:47:08 AM
I have had this bike for a few months now & just recently decided I need to fix it up. I'm not sure of the year, but I know it's either a 1979 or 1980 Mongoose Motomag. It has all the decals, but there is some rust on the bolts & frame. I don't ride bmx, and don't know much about restoring any information would be great. I'm more than willing to post/send pictures as well to get further help. Thanks!

   RE:RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:���Restoring Old School BMX Bike posted by mike on 6/23/2007 at 12:59:42 PM
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RESTORATION TIPS - MISC:Armstrong 42 posted by: Kristin on 4/24/2007 at 1:03:56 AM

I have an Armstrong ladies bike, single speed. It has T42 stamped on it so I assume it was made in 1942. It has what looks like the original carrier, armstrong rubber pads on the pedals and the armstrong cut out chain guard. It is black with white front and rear fenders (black underneith).
I am restoring it and wondered if anyone could give me any tips from their own experience and if there was any additional information on this bike and/or photo's.

Thanks in advance
Kind regards