The following describes the major steps involved in the restoration process, in approximate, but not strict order.
  • The bicycle was completely dismantled. Where ever possible, parts have been restored in preference to being replaced with new-old-stock items. 
  • Brake components were re-plated with either chrome or zinc 
  • The rims were replated with chrome. 
  • The Miller dyamo was dismanted and re-plated. 
  • The SW-AW hub gear was dismantled and replated, as was the front hub. 
    • See also a gearing chart for SA-AW combined with a Cyclo-Benelux derailleur. 
  • The frame was photographed, and plans were drawn to document the design of the pin-striping and colours. 
  • The frame was stripped, dents filled with brass, and re-painted with stove enamel. 
  • Mudguards were panel-beaten, plated and painted 
  • The Fleet saddle was repaired. 
  • Handle bars & crank set were re-plated in chrome 
  • All the decals/transfers were photographed and 

  • new artwork re-created
    New water-slide transfers were produced. 
  • The frame was pin-stripped, and coated in clear enamel. 
  • Wheels were re-spoked with stainless steel straight-guage spokes. 
  • New old-stock parts were found: 
    • Fibrax brake blocks, SA-trigger-shift & parts, TDC bottom bracket and head-stem bearing, Midland pack-rack, Miller front & rear lamps, stand, cable clips for top-tube, leather tool kit bag & tools, rear reflector, rat-trap touring pedals, rear-view mirror, headstem, bell, Lucas cyclometer, and hand-grips. 

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See also the Canberra Bicycle Museum, Australia.