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 Post subject: Goose get cooked !
PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:23 pm 
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82' standard team mongoose is what it was - well that was the answer to a question of "what bike frame is this ?" asked by a member on Raleighburner.com

the photo's show a bike frame that had seen better days and a mish-mash of parts - CW style bars with a couple of dents in the cross bars - tange copy fork that bent the wrong way - odd wheels and press metal calipers

Well i pm'd him and asked if he wanted to sell the frame ! - cut a long time and story short is was a swap for some mags with a bit of cash and some brake cables and decals throw in for free - so a meet up was done in the middle of a freezing day at tesco's car park - looked so dodgy handing over bmx parts :lol:

I did ask if he could not touch/clean the frame in any way, so I could do it in my own way :wink:

so i got it home and had a look over it and it was covered in grease ans even had a feather on it ? must be a goose then ! - surface rust and pitting all over the frame - a couple of marks on one side of the gusset - and a couple of scrapes on the frame

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before / what it looked like when i got it

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Now after 10 hours of polishing over 3 days in different stages to get it up - it now looks like this :shock:


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Now there are still marks and some small pitting in places, i think that adds a touch of class to a frame that is 29 years old and still can turn out like this :cool: - now i just gotta find some forks to go with it

cheers B :wink:


Last edited by BENDYCAT ELEVENTEEN on Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:39 am, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:11 pm 
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What polishing products are you using, that's some shine 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:38 pm 
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Wow, you did well with that.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:37 pm 
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came out well, i take it you used the old coke and tin foil trick to remove the rust?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:59 pm 
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not tin and coke as it scrates the sh!t out of frames

will do a thread soon to show how :twisted:


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:32 am 
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have to say your bloody good wit chrome mate. Out of curiosity how do u sort inside the gusset? Been puzzlin me how to do mine as its a tight squeeze


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tooth brush - sore fingers - cloth ~ you just have to do it for about an hour and get yer fingers right in there and then use a tooth brush

full thread on how soon :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:36 am 
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That takes me back to my candle apple blue Team Mongoose.
I really miss it now :(


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:57 am 
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I miss it and now I can't afford to buy one.
Cost me $300 back in 1979.


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