Bike respray

Discussion in 'The Bike Cafe' started by crees22, Sep 3, 2004.

  1. crees22

    crees22 New Member

    Dec 15, 2003
    Likes Received:

    Just some guidance needed if possible >

    Im concidering getting my older racing bike up and running for the winter months as i dont wanna use my existing bike in the poor weather (trying to keep it in good condition) Its a bright yellow bike which looks neat but want it another colour to go more with my cycle clothing. Just a couple of questions >

    1> What sort of spray paint do i need for a decent quality re-spray, and is it something that can be bought from a average hardware/DIY shop?


    2> As a novice to bike building/maintanance etc.. Im unsure about dismantling my bike as I dont know how complex its is to put back together. Is it a case of just remembering what order everything came off in, then just slapping it all back together. Or is it something that takes time and is quite skilled? I dont want it to be a case of a nice bike that I cant put back together again sitting in parts.

    Is there anything else i need to take into concideration?

    Cheers... Ciao mr Chris