I like the design of this bike, it has an elegant grace to it.
I lost the before picture somewhere in the cloud, so here is the bike disassembled.
Bare Frame Pre-clean
Bottom Bracket Cups
When the frame is cleaned, I start with the bottom bracket and crank set next. I find it easier to work on the crank and reassemble it while the frame is torn down. There is more room to work with out the fork and handle bars in the way.
Crank and bearings pre-cleaning
Bottom Bracket Parts Pre-cleaning
I think the crank is in good shape, just has 58 year old grease to clean. There is a little more rust on the crank arms then I like to see, but not bad for 1954.
Before and after Bearing Cups.
One cleaned and polished cup, one to go. Very pleased with the way the cup cleaned and polished.
Cleaned and Polished Crankset and all the parts.
Very happy with the way it all cleaned up. There is some rust pitting that I wish wasn't there, but not to bad for bike this old.
That is all for today, can't wait to get started again tomorrow, have a good night and keep riding.