Well the mechanical overhaul is complete now on my 1950’s Sid Mottram fixed wheel bike.
The overhaul included swapping the original Williams chainset with an alloy stronglight one .
The front wheel was respoked along with some new grease for the wheel bearings front and rear and some new brake cables and pads .
The original paintwork and it’s patina was given a quick de dusting and then a t cut and polish to try and bring the shine .
The blue original guards have been replaced by a pair of black “sovereign” ones and in all fairness I think they look great.
The 48 X 18 fixed gearing has been tried and tested on my two other fixed wheel bikes.
Next job is to get some period ribbed bar tape .