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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:26 pm 
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I've just finished a build an want to protect certain areas from wear and tear. The frame is ti, so wondered what would be the best way of preserving the beauty of the matt finish.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:34 pm 
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Jagwire-Tube- ... 25800c0ef1


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:43 pm 
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I forgot they existed and actually used these on my dbr so thanks for the reminder. Pricy for bits of rubber aren't they?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:57 pm 
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That's what I have on my Torus.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:09 am 
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Rampage wrote:
That's what I have on my Torus.

Got any pics of yours, as that is what I want to protect myself. Im trying to work out what model mine is as it is badged byna-tech racing and not Torus, so just curious to see what yours looks like compared to mine.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:33 am 
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There were five types AFAIK.
The first with solid dropouts and canti stop.
The X-Lite in between one with lighter dropouts and canti stop.
The later one with lighter dropouts and no canti stop.
Then two disk brake versions with and without canti mounts.
Reasonably sure this is right!


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:39 am 
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This is mine:
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It's completely changed since then though!


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 2:07 am 
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Well first of all you can re-route the housings...
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So the right shifter and brake go to the left side of the bike and viseversa, that way the housing will never rub on the frame or bike parts, plus it will shift better too.

Something like this.
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Or this..
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Or even this..
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Also to protect them right chainstay you can wrap it in "mister tuffy's"
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Many more pictures here
http://patineto.smugmug.com/Bicycles/Ri ... ;k=T3w7tHK


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 2:15 am 
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Steel wool :D
My Ti which has a mirror finish is at the moment up on the stand for a bit of polishing.
Its just a case of 0000 grade steel wool and autosol but making sure to go in one direction only. After that i do much the same but with a fine cotton cloth and autosol.
The wire wool takes care of any minor scratches and imparts a very shiny surface ,its only doing it again with the soft cloth makes the surface finish mirror like :?

finish up with some car turtle wax, it helps protect it for any oxidizing which on Ti takes a long long time.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:41 am 
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I got these :

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WD :D


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