This time, I got hold of a bicycle used by my ancestors of ancestors.
I went to my grandma's home and I went to the store room what is there.
I saw all sorts of things like old cardboard boxes, old TV sets, etc etc.
And one thing I saw with a black colour cover on it. I removed it with fear.
There stood a bicycle named Hercules De-luxe
I asked my grandma about that and she said that the cycle came as a gift from a friend of my grandpa's dad. It was bought in 1939-1940
(bought on Jan 1 manufactured in 1939)
It was used till 1995 by my uncle (mom's brother) after which a Bajaj Spirit was bought and then the cycle was retired.
So, inspected the cycle.
, there was ony little rust.
Rims are good. Just a little servicing is enough for the rims.
Wheels are bent. Need to remove those bends.
Tyres are worn, tube is punctured and torn.
Paint was gone. Will repaint it to Glossy Black or the original Glossy Green!
Brakes are worn and the assembly itself need to be changed.
Will find more as it was only checked on top.
Planning to disassemble it and check all the parts in a month (yes, a school boy's life. parents will not allow me to got grandma's home myself withouth them as it is too faraway from my home).
Will post some snaps! And don't forget to give your suggestions too!!!