Get inspired to give an old, worn bicycle a much needed updated look like this vintage bicycle makeover.
It was my first time using a multi-speed bike and, let me tell you, it was not an easy learn!
I don’t think I ever really got the hang of it.
That whole “trying to teach an old dog new tricks” thing and all.
In the end I just gave it up because I didn’t enjoy it.
Enter my mom’s old bicycle.
Vintage Bicycle Makeover – The Original
Ah! An old fashioned 1-speed!
Breaks on the pedals.
Nothing on the handlebars.
It was originally my Nana’s, but she passed it on to my mother, who passed it on to me!
But it could use some touching up, yes?
A couple of weeks ago my husband gave the bike a HUGE makeover.
I chose the paint color, seat, and handlebars, but he did all the work!
He took the bike apart and painted everything that was once green to Rustoleum’s Harbor Blue.
He removed all of the rust and repainted everything that was once silver to Rustoleum’s Textured Metallic.
We found the brown leather seat and matching handlebars at Walmart as well as the new white wall tires.
Love the color.
Love, love, love!!
Now I just need a basket to go on the front.
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Originally published May 16, 2010