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 Post subject: Cooks Cranks
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2007 9:38 am 
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I just bought some Cooks - not sure which model but 'dog bone type' in black and they're not in as good shape as photo's suggested.

Any ideas on how to renovate them - i see the Cook Bros Racing logo is laser-etched into the powder coating.


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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2007 10:52 am 
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Scant polished a pair up nicely - might be worth asking him if it was anything more than a lot of elbow grease and polishing... That's presuming you happy for them not to be black of course...!


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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2007 11:00 am 
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that was one of my thoughts - was wondering if i can use something to strip the paint?


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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2007 11:46 am 
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its anodized not painted


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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2007 11:51 am 
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SLIM wrote:
its anodized not painted


:oops: :oops:


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Silver cranks.

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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2007 12:42 pm 
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cheers Jez!


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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2007 1:17 pm 
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Whats wrong with kit that looks like its had the life its had :?:

15 year old cooks cranks should look used (surprised their not broken to be honest)...

Bring on the beaten up bike components... if you stuff is NOS your not riding enough :wink:

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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2007 1:20 pm 
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messiah wrote:
Whats wrong with kit that looks like its had the life its had :?:


I do agree Messiah - none of my bikes are ever going to be garage queens, but i was hoping to put these on BOTM July '07 :lol:


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The more that posh components like cooks stuff get used, the less NOS ones will be available - hence pushing the price up of these great condition, rare components.

I wouldnt take an immaculate classic E-Type into a stock car race for the same reason...


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