Elswick Invincible – part 4

While we await the re-finished frame we’ve had to make a few tough choices with exactly which cycle parts to use for this restoration, balancing our choices between the three factors of condition, originality and cost. In other words, we want the bike to be as shiny and original as possible within our agreed budget.

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Elswick Invincible – part 3

More progress on our 1957 Elswick Invincible restoration… the frame and forks are ready for powdercoating, we’ve found a chainguard but need a mounting bracket for it and we’re getting rather expensive quotes for re-chroming some of the parts! The new whitewall Michelin tyres and chromed bell have arrived along with new brake pads and

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Elswick Invincible – part 2

So she’s stripped down and ready for restoration. Amazingly the stem, seatpost and fixed bottom bracket cup all came out with no traumas, we just soaked the whole bike in penetrating spray overnight and out / off everything came! We’ve also started on cleaning up the chromework… we’re going to try and use as much

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