While we've lost count of the classic
bikes we've repaired and restored here at the shop, our sense of
wonder at the unusual and beautiful products of the last century is
far from dead. When this 1959 Apollo rolled through the door, we
realized early on that under all the surface corrosion and cracking
rubber we'd find a gem. Some might call it an antique, but this
classy old roadster has a new lease on life and a new chance to get
out there onto the pavement. We had a great time working on it, and
thought we'd share a little!
A shot of the bike before any work was done.
Steel wool, if you didn't know, is excellent at removing corrosion from chrome.
Left = pre-polishing, right = post-polishing. So shiny!
The finished product.
Check out those sweet rod-actuated stirrup brakes.
They really don't make them like they used to.
Time and leather treatment and more time.
Shiny means smooth braking.
So clean you can see me in it!