I have a 79 LRV that I want to restore. Raced it for quite a few years. Anybody know of any good sites for old school parts. Believe it or not there's not much on Ebay.
Good ideas. I used aluminum foil and lemon juice to clean up the chrome on the 72 Schwinn Breeze Deluxe I restored for my wife. I scoffed at it when I first heard of it but was a convert once I tried it.I used the vinegar bath for the really heavy oxidation behind the front triangle gussets. After 24 hours in undiluted white vinegar it comes clean with a tooth brush. I wouldn't soak it much longer than that as you run the risk of damaging the chrome.
For the surface rust on the welds and dropouts, I used a technique that requires a bit more elbow grease. That is Canola oil (yes canola oil for cooking) and aluminum foil. Aluminum foil is softer than even 000 steel wool so there is no risk of scratching the chrome in the process of removing the surface rust and it's pretty easy to get into the nooks and crannies.
Combination of the two techniques works pretty well.