Found this bike abandoned near my house. After 8 months I decided it was perfect for Miss 5. This is with a new saddle not yet attached:
I stripped everything off it then started buying tools. We already had the bike stand, but clearly needed other bike tools... I considered - briefly - the idea of cleaning and painting the frame myself. Got it sandblasted and powdercoated instead. Then I cleaned, replaced, re-greased, wrenched and voila:
Miss 5 was originally very pink, so I bought a pink chain. Then she decided purple was the go so got a purple frame. I tried bar tape but am crap at attaching it so had to go with grips. The basket is from her previous bike and was mandatory.
Learnt heaps, had a blast and spent more on new parts than a new (Kmart) bike costs, but less than a Byk. The tools cost as much again but they'll be with me always. What really blows my mind is that this is her THIRD bike and she is still only 5 years old.