Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:23 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:13 pm 
Old School Hero

Joined: Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:51 pm
Posts: 220
I'm planning on doing something with my rc200 frame because the anodizing is starting to look a bit tired.
But I'm unsure what route to go down?
Polished?
Reprinted? But what colour?
Looking for inspiration please, show us what you've got.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:14 pm 
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 29, 2008 11:55 pm
Posts: 5361
Location: GUNNESS NTH LINCS
Image

:D fricken love em


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:25 pm 
Old School Hero

Joined: Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:51 pm
Posts: 220
Looking good my friend. Is that mirror polished?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:41 pm 
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 29, 2008 11:55 pm
Posts: 5361
Location: GUNNESS NTH LINCS
standard polished..........then silver brasso'd..........its still dirty from mayhem though currently lol


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:13 pm 
Old School Hero

Joined: Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:51 pm
Posts: 220
That looks nice for a standard finish, mine is a black anodised one, but want to do something the freshen it up, and I'm not a massive fan of black. My mate has been telling me to keep it original and try and clean it up, but I'm not convinced.
Here is my frame.
Image
What about painting the frame, has anyone done this? What colours have people used? I was thinking maybe a light grey or a brown??


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:18 pm 
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 29, 2008 11:55 pm
Posts: 5361
Location: GUNNESS NTH LINCS
rare in black now tbh, but its your and do with it what YOU want. as long as its ridden and fairly period correct you cant go wrong


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:59 am 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:36 pm
Posts: 16747
Location: Yorkshire, England
Mines going to get a good old powdercoat. Black is nice, they look good in it. But i'll go for a different colour. It was white painted, before that the nice red colour they came in.
I'm thinking blue, a deep blue, perhaps in the 'Williams' blue

It's currently sat on the other frame also waiting for a paint. Both waiting for me to decide on colours. Might just rattle can it up for a bit.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:35 am 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 23, 2005 2:34 pm
Posts: 1836
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
agree, keep it original...looks mint as an F1 :) I got mine as a yellow frame, off mustard which looked yuck, went to pink and then to white, check out my site below, by the way, what's your frame number?

Cheers…Rich


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:23 pm 
Old School Hero

Joined: Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:51 pm
Posts: 220
Well I'm starting to swing towards keeping it stock now, give it a good clean and polish up and see what it comes up like.
Am I ok to use a polish like autoglym or similar on anodised finish?
Il check my frame no. And post it up when I'm back at the garage.
I am also unsure on what front mech I can mount on the frame with it being square section?
What is everyone else using?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:29 am 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 23, 2005 2:34 pm
Posts: 1836
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
You'll need a bolt on front mech, I'm using a mavic, but Suntour, Shimano and Campagnolo all do them too :)

Not sure about autogleem, hopefully someone will be able to advise

Cheers

Rich


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: chrisv40, groovyblueshed, themountie and 44 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group