Wheels

all the wheels were rather rusty having stood for 25 years in an exposed shed and covered in leaves

May 2004:

Rusty wheel with the Andre-Hartford damper behind

and another rusty wheel (once you've seen one, you've seen them all!).  Four new tyres/tubes purchased as all the tyres would fail the MOT due to cracking.

August 2004:

By August, all wheels had been removed, stripped and hand painted with Hammerite.  New rim tapes and four new 4.50 x 18" tyres & tubes have been fitted.

August 2006:

The only "good" spare (to be fair by now almost 30 years old) had cracks in the walls so had to be replaced along with a new tube and rim tape.