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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:30 am 
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Got this survivor and gave it a good clean - wash / bug and tar / peek on wheels - but i was bloody surprised how good it was - straight - clean parts and so on - got it friday and took it apart - washed on saturday - rebuilt on sunday :wink:

have put two decals(seconds not mint) on top & bottom tube - found a couple of fleccys - a chain on as well (old one soaking in vinegar) new cables
tires aren't great and a bugger to put back on :roll: :lol:

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how it looks on the bike - well just before the battery on the camera ran out :lol:

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and a couple of the whole bike :wink:

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now as you can see the parts are clean - the bike is straight - there are more bits that i could do ! but this is a survivor and has only had a wash and a bit of a polish/buff + a couple of bits added


so what do you think ?

It may be up for sale as money is needed at the mo - but I'm undecided as i've only had it three days and i also have another as a daily rider :?!:

cheers B :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:46 am 
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good work .

I am watching a Burner frame on ebay at the moment local to me .

I would not mind a BMX project .


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 1:41 pm 
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Top work there, credit on bringing that survivor back to its former glory...


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 2:29 pm 
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Very good job, what did you use to clean it up?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:18 pm 
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took it all apart - washed first in fairy liquid or car shampoo just to get some of the dirt and grease off - then in turtle wax bug & tar ~ this is what gets it the cleanest as is has a degreaser and and a soft polish - i love the stuff and helps get every thing better - then a wash in cold water to get it all off - left to dry over night in airing cupboard, then just some house hold furniture polish to bring it up :wink:

peek on the chrome

if you clean some thing well - it will show better - it a bit of dirt/ grease is left, the eye will pick it up :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 11:32 pm 
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You've done a top job there. Looks really good 8)

Always wanted one of these when I was younger. Is amazing how it's in such good condition after all these years. A credit to Raleigh and yourself for bringing it back to it's former glory. Gd Work

Peek is amazing stuff on chrome!


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