Here we go!
Today is the day I take Unnamed in to have all the parts stripped off before painting. I hope everything works well and it all comes apart in such a way that it can all be put back at the end. I can still get new parts that will fit the frame, but I hope I can keep using the old ones for a while. Yes, it would be nice to have all up graded parts. A new thread-less bottom bracket and cotter-less cranks. But those are all upgrades for the “someday file. ” It isn’t part of the project for now.
Some day, I will upgrade to this bottom bracket:
And while I’m at it, it would be nice to have a new leather saddle and grips, but at that point, I have just tripled the budget for this bike. So for now, I am going to really hope everything is reusable at the end of this.