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 Post subject: Re: Proper Barn Find
PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:39 am 
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Retro Spud wrote:
It think your all nutz - is there really anything worth saving here


But that’s the beauty of this place 99% of all projects don’t stack when measured with time/money or effort V’s value of end product

It’s ace !

Well I hope so, I think the frame is sound enough. I'd like to keep the stem if I can now it on the move.

I guess if the projects stacked up financially it would be a business not a hobby, but I do keep track of expense. on this one I have sold some old parts and got back nearly half what I paid for the bike, which was next to nothing anyway. With my two most expensive projects I 'think' I have ended up with bikes that cost me less than an equivalent modern one would, not accounting for my time.
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I guess its the satisfaction of riding something you have invested yourself in.


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 Post subject: Re: Proper Barn Find
PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:06 pm 
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Got there in the end. Kept working away at it and once I could turn it 360 easily just needed to find a way to pull it out. After a few attempt the use of a crow bar under the vice got it moving. Nice to see the number match, don't thing there is any lasting damage done.
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 Post subject: Re: Proper Barn Find
PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:10 pm 
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Hurrahs!!!! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Proper Barn Find
PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:04 pm 
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Patience pays off in these projects. You simply can't rush them. Very rewarding when they come together though.


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 Post subject: Re: Proper Barn Find
PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:07 pm 
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How are you going to finish the frame and forks? Stove enamel?


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 Post subject: Re: Proper Barn Find
PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:34 pm 
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Peachy! wrote:
Hurrahs!!!! :D

Indeed


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 Post subject: Re: Proper Barn Find
PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:40 pm 
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Mandobob wrote:
How are you going to finish the frame and forks? Stove enamel?

Not sure yet, my plans for this one has changed a bit. Heading to a more traditional re-build so may do.


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 Post subject: Re: Proper Barn Find
PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:33 pm 
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Well done getting the stem out.


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Loving this.

Genuine question, how do you get an even finish on a frame so pitted or are you leaving that to whoever paints it?


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 Post subject: Re: Re:
PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:46 pm 
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coomber wrote:
Loving this.

Genuine question, how do you get an even finish on a frame so pitted or are you leaving that to whoever paints it?

Genuine answer, I don't know yet. First stage is get rid of the rust and see how bad it is. I am hoping plenty of primer will do it.


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